Cliff Buchler
2 minute read
20 Oct 2021
6:00 am

The good ones are waiting in the wings

Cliff Buchler

Don’t blame the many individuals around us qualifying for clean and competent leadership – for hesitating to come forward to steer a floundering ship to safety.

Thuli Madonsela. Picture: Gallo Images/Die Burger/Jaco Marais

In an ideal world, Thuli Madonsela would stand as an independent, sweep the boards and become president. But South Africa is far from flawless and one that Thuli would give a wide berth to lead. At one stage, Gauteng was labelled gangsters’ paradise. It no longer has that tag as gangsters are now operating throughout the country. Taxi ranks resemble film sets for spaghetti westerns, except the corpses are real people. Farmers, instead of providing food for a burgeoning population, are being tortured and killed willy-nilly. Murders are commonplace and no longer enjoy front-page news. Domestic violence, too, is on...