Twenty-eight female guards were unfairly dismissed by a security company because the client‚ Metrora.
I am not happy. South Africa is not well. I love this country too much to keep quiet. I will not sit and watch Mzansi burn.
I am tired of being surrounded by death and doom. Is this the freedom we dreamed about? Was our rainbow nation a mirage? What has gone wrong?
These uncomfortable questions must be asked if we are to save this beautiful nation. Only those living an illusion and in denial will pretend that all is well. It's not.
Instead of pointing fingers at others, ask yourself what have you done for your country? Nelson Mandela made us dream of a better future, but it is our collective responsibility to create that future. Black, white, old, young, literate and illiterate - our country needs us all.
History is made by ordinary people doing extraordinary deeds. We must treat each other with respect, irrespective of gender and colour. Respect is the cornerstone of human civilisation. But before we can respect others, we need to respect ourselves.
Our country needs skills and brave leaders who are exemplary in words and actions. The nation is crying out for visionaries to take us forward. Eradicating crime and poverty must be our priority.
South Africa is rich and must benefit all. We can't continue being prisoners in our homes. Let's help the police. I still believe in the dream we dreamt 14 years ago. It's up to us to live it.
Lucas Ntyintyane, Cresta