Tilo ngwana Rashaka Mokgopo
The South African liberal media through their concentrated white monopoly ownership are running anti-EFF machinery, quoting Malema out of a context for the sake of their own agenda setting.
The call by the Economic Freedom Fighters that says all the public representatives should use public services (like sending their children to public schools, use public hospitals etc) is in the best interest of all South Africans especially the poor who, in most of the times, are provided with substandard quality services.
Just think of it, the ANC led government provides services to the masses and the same people don’t use those services, instead they opt for quality services provided by the private sector.
If our public representatives use the public services, this will definitely improve the quality of the services provided to the majority. But if not, how would they know, get a firsthand experience the hardships faced at our public schools and hospitals?
Julius Malema is right to say for now he’s not going to expose his child to mediocrity of the public schools. But here is a man who is willing to take his son to a public school on a condition that the ANC led government improves the quality learning at our public schools.
The pass rates and learning environment at our public schools are extremely appalling. Angie Motshekga and her department care less about our education to the extent that they don’t deliver textbooks in time at our schools.
This debate led by the EFF is unprecedented and could benefit us all. Instead of attacking them for their mutually benefiting suggestion, we should seek to support them.
Imagine if the call was made by pro-capitalist Democratic Alliance? It would have gained the media’s support from the word go. But of course the DA would never make such a call. The white minority they represent are rich and can clearly afford to take their children to private schools while poor black children continuing being the victims of poor public education. This will definitely preserve the status quo of white superiority and black inferiority.
The call by the Economic Freedom Fighters that says all the public representatives should use public services is in the best interest of all South Africans especially the poor
Sometimes it helps to think the matter from a black perspective. Let the ANC improve our public services and then Malema would take his son to a public school and lead by example. At least he’s prepared to.