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Sun Nov 23 12:56:15 SAST 2014

Leadership has failed us: iLIVE

Dave Harris, Craighall Park | 12 November, 2012 00:48
President Jacob Zuma against a backdrop depicting past ANC presidents. File photo.
Image by: Daniel Born

If our leaders see fit to re-elect a president and his ministers who feel entitled to "liberate" our tax money for their own enrichment, will they also choose a blind eye if citizens protect their money by whatever means possible?

If this government is left to continue misappropriating our hard-earned taxes with impunity, will taxpayers, out of pure desperation, begin to dodge the system? When the dishonesty and corruption seeps down from the top to the point where society feels obliged to lie on tax returns?

Corruption without consequence is the norm in our government.

How can you hold citizens accountable to the law when you believe you are above it?

Save us from this failed leadership and point our country in the right moral direction, before Nkandla becomes a monument to the legacy of a failed country. Give us someone or something to look up to, a reason to be proud again.

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