To plead the case for justice against corruption in South Africa

There is a struggle we are facing in our democracy. The name of the game is the social construct and economic framework of corruption. It is an angry divide. Dare I say it, a digital divide. There are very real puppet masters of suspicion orchestrating the instigators behind the clandestine order of corruption in South Africa that are compounding the negative press in the media. Never forget the exigencies and the rights that you are fighting for.

We need to resort to an advocacy body to yield elegiac results, and solutions as we stand in the crossfire. This clandestine gesture demands a critical gesture from all spheres of South African modern-day life. We have to shape the new South Africa from the ground up, to the grassroots level. It is important to know, to think, to understand what the people of South Africa think about this. For it is easy to digress on an intellectual level, where the parties involved find themselves living either in a bubble, or, in a virtual cocoon, or, the major role players find themselves on an intellectual playing field.

We need to name our morality, stand by it by guarded principle for where there is revolution there is also casualties. We need to name our aspiration. We need to name our impulsions. Absolute corruption breeds corruption absolutely. The language of greed, in all of its complexities, breeds greed. The problems of the working class and the poor have been all but been successive from one generation to the next generation.

Can we say that because of the promulgation of the Group Areas Act, the inhuman application of laws under a despotic apartheid regime, a Nazi system that corruption now breeds volatile bankruptcy of the highest order, or, are we putting the cart before the horse once again. Playing the blame game. We cannot really say that there has been a decline in racial slurring and mannerisms, or, a change in attitude from the upper, middle social classes towards the working class, downtrodden and the poor. There is still this innate struggle for freedom that we wish to survey. 

Who would want to suppress corrupt atrocities, the cultural, historical and philosophical background, and heritage of both our culture and civilization? We are encountering a government that has a complex. The label of inferiority, of inferior treatment. The label of superiority, of superior treatment. As it is, we as a people, we as a minority, we in the minority, we the working class and poor are uprooted, detached and deturbed by the lack of resources, abuse of power, abuse and denial of our basic human rights.

Our leaders have forgotten through self-righteous abandonment that there is a pre-existing moral code. That there exists a pre-conditioned order that has now lapsed, like the good judgement of a dispensation.The is a background to the crisis that we are experiencing now. Lest we forget. Lest we forget that we have a challenge in the situation and conflict that faces us. We are fighting a different kind of war now. New wars, terrorism, climate change, global recession, the upliftment of the working class, the downtrodden and the poor in South Africa.

There is both a demand for and a need arising from the ordinary lives of the working class and the poor. The working class and the downtrodden have always been faithful contemporaries. There is a demand for and a need for an incalculable improvement in their lives, transformation in their lives which is in an absurd state of flux.

Introspection is a slow and deliberate practice for both the spiritual and physical body of man and woman. Now is the time for the working classes and the poor to plead for justice against corruption, and when it comes to the arrogance and insensitivity of inter-racial attitudes, ethnicity, race and inter-faith relations.  

We wear the background and moral high ground of corruption, the ambiguity of the promulgation of the Group Areas Act, the forced removals, the great land robbery as the mark of Cain. It is the sword of Damocles hanging over our head. We are living in the aftermath of a tribal consciousness, a group consciousness, and race consciousness.

There is not only a division that exists in South African society, a mock-collaboration between racial parties and in the decision-making process. The questions that we should and must ask ourselves are we living in a free and fair democracy, with label, stigma and discrimination of the comprehensive history of atrocities, wrongs and social misgivings, representation and grievances that we carry as socially and politically and actively aware citizens.

We must be watchful of the heritage of our Africanist nation. Ever watchful of the citizens of the spear, of entitlement, of paranoia; for our very success lies in establishing novel patterns of forgiving.

Abigail George
Abigail George
Abigail George is a researcher and historian. Follow her on Facebook, Linkedin and Instagram @abigailgeorgepoet.