In a recent statement, Chief Justice Zondo stated that the Parliament of South Africa would not be able to prevent the occurrence of State Capture if it were to happen again. This statement has been met with widespread criticism, but the truth is that there is some merit to what he is saying as there is no evidence to prove that Parliament can deal with such issues. This is a concerning reminder of how vulnerable our nation is to such corruption and seems to suggest that the government is not capable of addressing these issues adequately, which is a cause for concern.
The issue of state capture is not new to South Africa. It has been going on for years, and it is a problem that has been exacerbated by corruption and greed. Why should we let such an incompatible government stay in power? We cannot continue to ignore such issues and remain complacent. We must demand that our leaders prioritize the interests of the citizens and hold them accountable for their actions.
Despite the President of the country submitting a government plan to implement the Commission's recommendations on State Capture, nothing has happened, leaving us to question; if they can't keep their word on such an issue, why should we trust them with our democracy? How can we continue to keep them in power when they can't even hold state captors accountable? The current government has shown time and time again that they are not interested in rooting out corruption. They are only interested in protecting their own interests, even if it means sacrificing the interests of the people they are supposed to serve.
South Africa needs transformational change and constitutional amendments with leaders who have the will and courage to lead the way forward towards a brighter future. This change is only possible if we, the people, take action and register to vote. Our collective voices can bring about the level of accountability and change needed to create a better future for all South Africans.
This should serve as a wake-up call to all of us. We urge all eligible citizens to register to vote and exercise their right to vote in the upcoming elections. We cannot continue to let our government be held hostage by corrupt individuals who are only interested in lining their own pockets. Let's take the first step towards transformative change, the future of this country depends on us - REGISTER TO VOTE https://registertovote.elections.org.za/Welcome