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Middle class benefits at poor's expense

By unknown | Jul 17, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

WHAT an interesting article by your editor, Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya, "I'm middle class and proud of it", on July 13.

I hope he acknowledges that most of the financial hardships encountered by the poor are as a result of the ineffectiveness, greed and lack of insight of the same middle class.

It has failed to articulate business strategies and direction to transform our economy to address discrepancies of the masses.

I single out parastatals and institute and economic empowerment policies as examples of a lack of strategic intervention by the same class to reverse past imbalances. I refer to the SAA, Eskom, the SABC, Transnet and the likes.

Since the advent of democracy most, if not all, parastatals have failed to benefit the very poor the state purports to be fighting for.

Are there just too many educated but incapacitated black managers who need to be trained? Or has corruption so entrenched itself in their thinking that they are passionate about it?

Issues of BEE interest were precisely typified to address middle-class concerns compared with RDP strategies, which is the cornerstone for the survival of the poorest, and is manipulated by the middle class.

So, this class is benefiting on both sides of the fence, while it is impossible for the poor to infiltrate their turf. The insinuation that Moyo's class won't be completely free to enjoy our liberation as long as the smell of poverty marginalisation hangs in the air is tantamount to blaming the poor for policies of a government who sidelines them.

As he said, it is just excessive government talk. Nothing serious. Wait until the masses revolt.

Bongo Motlhabane, Alexandra


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