This country is in big k*k: Siv Ngesi
Actor and media personality Siv Ngesi has called for the government to do more to end the power crisis, saying the country is "in k*k".
South Africa is battling stage 4 and 5 load-shedding, a cholera outbreak, rising inflation and other issues.
A frustrated Siv took to social media to share his thoughts on the state of the nation and call for more pressure to be placed on the government to end load-shedding.
"South Africans, you don't need to be a rocket scientist to know that we are in trouble as a country. It is palpable, you can feel it in the air, we are in k*k," he said in a video posted last week and reshared on Twitter on Tuesday.
He compared Mzansi to the Titanic, saying we too were spoken about in glowing terms and told of our rich potential.
"But the iceberg was there and we have gone into the iceberg.
"As we are sinking as a country, people are still stealing off this beautiful ship. It is absolute treason. We hit the iceberg because of blatant incompetence and now the people who put us into the iceberg are still stealing, incompetent and do not care or have a plan.
He said South Africans should pressure the government to develop a plan to save the country and implement it.
"People's businesses are failing and people are dying because of this incompetence."
Don’t you think it’s time for us to pressure the government to urgently present us with a plan that will end loadshedding or atleast propose policies that will alleviate the pain loadshedding is inflicting on businesses & individuals?#eskom #economy #government #loadshedding pic.twitter.com/rN85fL8G5s— Siv Ngesi (@iamSivN) May 23, 2023
Siv is the latest celeb to share their frustrations with the challenges we face.
Actress Linda Mtoba took to the TL in February to detail issues that have affected her mental wellness.
“Load-shedding, potholes, parks badly or, rather, not maintained at all, roads not maintained, some have no markings. We all just driving.”
“And to add to my list, jaywalking. But this goes back to poor planning by government for having no walkways. If there are, they're also badly maintained, so people don't walk there but rather walk on the road,” she wrote.
Rapper Cassper Nyovest asked why life was so hard.
"People are going through a lot financially. Ha gona zaka jo. It’s bad! Nobody has money. What’s going on, Shap Shap? Why is it so tight?"
He admitted he was battling.
“I’m going through it myself. It’s tough, man. Like I feel only the billionaires are living soft because jo ya kena ya tswa. Everything is just expensive. Water electricity, food, petrol, security, rent, tax, etc.
“I’m always stressed about the next month,” he admitted.
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