IT IS an open secret that the ruling party is divided on the immoral behaviour of President Jacob Zuma.
Understandably so, unlike water, people cannot flow in the same direction. At first some ANC members did not see anything wrong with Zuma impregnating a woman out of wedlock. The next thing the President is apologising.
Zuma's actions have directly and indirectly diluted the confidence people had in him. Even Zuma himself is showing signs of lacking that much needed confidence of a man occupying the highest office in the land.
That was evident when he delivered his "point form" State of the Nation Address. It is hard to hold your head high when your abominable behaviour is the talk of the nation.
As a die-hard supporter of the ANC I must say that I hang my head in shame at this calamity. Moral degeneration is one of the biggest challenges facing us and is at the core of many of the ills of our society.
We cannot go on ignoring statistics, which show that we live in a country whose values are steadily turning upside down.
Zuma needs to lead the way by starting initiatives to enhance morality as a way of life. Few questions still remain unanswered.
Did we condone wrongdoing by supporting him during his alleged rape case, or did we make the wrong choice in Polokwane? We need to guard against blind loyalty to certain individuals and put our weight behind the ANC and its course.