Isaac Mashaba
4 minute read
2 Dec 2021
5:40 am

Government is choosing failure

Isaac Mashaba

For too long we have been force-fed by the government that everyone – except the government – is to blame for their monumental failings.

Eskom offices in Bellville. Picture: Gallo Images/Brenton Geach

For too long we have been force-fed by the government that everyone – except the government – is to blame for their monumental failings and our country’s steady demise. In a manner of speaking, they are correct: we voted for incompetence, so we should probably share some blame. But we are also frequently told the country’s current problems result from Covid, apartheid, “the whites, colouredsand Indians”, and state capture. These lies to hide their ineptness and constant failures are now wearing thin. As was famously stated: “If you continue living in the past, you will miss the future.” Our political...