We can debate on ‘the better government’ forever, we can argue and wrangle as we’ve always done whenever we try to compare our past with the present. We’ll never reach a consensus on whether the apartheid government of the National Party offers a better South Africa than the “corrupt” government of the ANC. A good majority of us will always take sides just as many will rebuke the comparison as justifying an evil with another evil.
One thing is however certain. We are all unhappy with the way things are in our country. The Zulu king, King Goodwill Zwelithini is as well not happy and is apparently feeling the pains of living in an ugly nation with us. He took his time to blamed his kinds (blacks) for ruining South Africa at his royal palace during a recent celebration of his 44th year on the throne.
Addressing the crowd, the king revealed that he’s lucky the year of his birth was the same year the apartheid National Party came to power. He recounted that the National Party built a powerful government, with the strongest economy and army in Africa which are persistently being destroyed by the present democracy.
King Goodwill ruled that the apartheid government is better than the present. The South African currency and economy, he said, “surprisingly shot up” when the National Party government was in power. In this “so-called democracy,” black people are destroying the gains of the past. And “history will judge black people harshly as they have failed to build on the successes of the Afrikaners.”
You are going to find yourselves on the wrong side of history, You do not want to build on what you had inherited…the economy that we are now burning down… You “use matches” to burn down infrastructure built during apartheid…”You on the ground are burning everything that you found here…You don’t want to use them, you say this is apartheid infrastructure…” But “I am surprised that all presidents who have been in the so-called democracy occupied apartheid buildings where they make all these laws that are oppressing us.”
The king as well hinted that he’s being disrespected by the existing government as he stated that the Afrikaners respected him. “I don’t know how it happened, the Afrikaners respect me so much” he emphasized.