Nkandla – what to think
As a South African Citizen I am really worried about the state of our country. As a parent it is my duty to teach my children right from wrong. It is my duty to instil in them the qualities of being good citizens and living upright lives.
The news is full of Nkandla and the excess amount of R246 million, for an upgrade on security and swimming pool, cattle kraal and amphitheatre. The president that is being set here is that ‘people in authority’ have the right to do as they please and that nothing can be said or done about it.
Are we as South African people letting our guard down, are we throwing our morals and standards to the wind? Do we not care about who we are? What we stand for and what we want to teach our children?
Why should we allow this to carry on? Just because someone is able to manipulate the country’s finances to their gain, does this make it all right?
How can this be rectified? I don’t know – what right have I to judge? I do however feel that we are setting a bad example for our children. We are letting them see that it is okay to do as we will. It is okay to take advantage of other people. We are losing sight of our own morals and standards. We don’t consider the consequences – because it seems there are none.
As a Christian I wonder what will be said when we see the word of God and read Isaiah 9:16 (21st Century King James Version) “for the leaders of this people cause them to err, and they that are led by them are destroyed.”
You have been placed in a position of authority by God take care you don’t lead the people astray, you will be answering to higher authority in time to come.
You may not live in Nkandla, but it will be wise to have decent Insurance cover.
Author: Yvette van Niekerk
Biography: I have been writing my blog for the past couple of years and have been on Google+ for some time. I love trying my hand at writing and hope to become a good writer. I pray each day the Lord will inspire me to inspire people around me and give me the creativity I need to face the day.