Latest
 
  • All Share : 48660.44
    DOWN -0.93%
    Top 40 : 3779.88
    DOWN -2.02%
    Financial 15 : 14749.68
    DOWN -0.38%
    Industrial 25 : 59026.41
    DOWN -0.44%

  • ZAR/USD : 10.8727
    DOWN -0.71%
    ZAR/GBP : 17.3966
    DOWN -0.72%
    ZAR/EUR : 13.7097
    DOWN -0.84%
    ZAR/JPY : 0.0995
    DOWN -1.02%
    ZAR/AUD : 9.5984
    DOWN -0.02%

  • Gold : 1200.3250
    DOWN -1.00%
    Platinum : 1245.5000
    DOWN -0.57%
    Silver : 16.5260
    DOWN -3.49%
    Palladium : 780.0000
    DOWN -1.14%
    Brent Crude Oil : 86.030
    DOWN -0.24%

  • All data is delayed by 15 min. Data supplied by I-Net Bridge
    Hover cursor over this ticker to pause.

Fri Oct 31 02:02:51 SAST 2014

Critics are comrades the ANC should cherish: iLive

Erwin Schwentzek, by e-mail | 14 December, 2012 00:02

DOES the ruling party not realise that issues around "the road to Mangaung" are affecting all spheres of society ("Mantashe cries manipulation", December 12)?

The ruling party is still in power because the majority voted for it. But many citizens have become disillusioned and unhappy about the irresponsible and self-serving actions of the ANC hierarchy.

In a democratic society truthful reporting and the pointing out of faults in government cannot be seen as mischievous or subversive.

All parties in a democracy are responsible for their actions and this holds true for a ruling party.

The ANC must not and cannot, if it wants to survive, ignore citizens, business, industry and farmers.

If anything, Mantashe should thank the critics for pointing out flaws and wrongdoing. If the ANC governs in the interests of the people this should be a blessing, not a problem.

SHARE YOUR OPINION

If you have an opinion you would like to share on this article, please send us an e-mail to the Times LIVE iLIVE team. In the mean time, click here to view the Times LIVE iLIVE section.