I have just driven past the place where refugees are given permits/documents to allow them to stay in South Africa. There was a huge queue of people from what looked like various parts of Africa.
There are a lot of policies I don't agree with such as AA and BBEEE but the excuse the ANC uses is that these policies at least benefit previously disadvantaged South Africans.
My question is to the ANC and its members. Why and what benefit does South Africa and its people have allowing the influx of people into our country at the moment?
We are short of basic needs such as water, electricity, basic health care and food. Our infrastructure is under enormous pressure and service delivery to poor South Africans is at its worst in years. I feel for these people but South Africa is not in a position to help, certainly not until our own people are receiving at least basic living needs.
A large proportion of crime can be linked either directly or indirectly to these people that are coming in their thousands daily. Jobs are a scarce commodity most of the time but especially at the moment, whatever is available should be preserved for our own people.
So please help me understand why this is being allowed to happen and what benefit there is for our own people. If it is due to a lack of control, we should be spending money to solve this. We have an army that is grossly underutilised, why are they not controlling our borders?
My conclusion is that the ANC has either lost control or even worse that they don't give a damn. If it is the latter then I am afraid the ANC can never honestly say that they are a party for the poor.
Ands (News24 User)
Hat tip: Black Coffee
Wednesday, October 14, 2009