Democracy requires different skills, which many of those who were involved in the struggle do not have. This includes the ability to lead and build society in an inclusive and participatory manner, and upholding the values so clearly set out in our constitution.
Those who continually remind people of their struggle credentials are trying hard to deflect their shortcomings by pointing to their struggle credentials and using the race card.
Democracy means that all of us should have a voice, no matter how contrary our views might be!
If you are an ANC member or leader, you should listen to criticism and respond with reason, not with anger and a regurgitation of your struggle credentials.The late Archbishop Tutu used to say: “Don’t raise your voice, improve your argument.”
Bushy Green, Kagiso