Leaders guilty as Dumisani

I HAVE always wanted to hold national symbols like the national anthem in high regard, the same way the Americans do with their anthem and flag.

I HAVE always wanted to hold national symbols like the national anthem in high regard, the same way the Americans do with their anthem and flag.

South African and black as I am, I am beginning to just ignore the brutality with which Ras Dumisani, pictured, butchered our national anthem before the Springboks 20-13 loss to France in Toulouse last Friday.

Our masses are slowly feeling ashamed of being South African because of the politicking in our powerful nation.

I have since 1994 wanted to see things in this country done in a proper manner, parallel to election promises.

Our struggle heroes always chant promises before elections, only to recoil and micro-manage all aspects of our lives, with utter carelessness and arrogance.

Unless those promises are aggressively and meticulously attended to, and politicians smoke up their arrogance, I do not see why I should condemn Dumisani.

Unless of course you want to justify the fact that our people still have to seek the bush for a loo and a murky crocodile-infested river for a shower - years after 1994.

Just speaking my mind. Period.

Mmusi Mogotlane, Melville

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