How lovely to read Trevor Manuel’s (South African Minister in the Presidency)comments about the role of civil servants and government representatives. I agree it is time to stop using the apartheid era as an excuse for bad service, non-delivery of governmental services and apathy towards serving the citizens of our country. Yay!
I believe nearly every country in the world has a history that has in some guise or another impacted negatively on a community. These atrocities should never be forgotten, but they should at some stage, and certainly some 19 years (and four consecutive terms of office) after democratic elections in South Africa, not be used as an excuse for poor performance on the job at the expense of those that struggled with you,who pay their taxes to pay your salary Mr Civil Servant!
Indeed those appointed via political patronage should realise they are accountable to the government department that they serve and to the people of South Africa. Those that are appointed with deep pockets, and/or receive back-handers on state tenders, should be fired says me!
It is interesting to read Revvy Trevvy’s comments due to his position in the presidency, as his boss Zonked Out Zuma made comments last September to the opposite. Is a chasm starting to open here ?
Talking of Zonked Out Zuma – who commented everyone wants to run the country – well yes sir we do, mainly because those who were elected are failing to do so!!!