PAC stalwart and academic Professor Sipho Shabalala said South Africa under President Jacob Zuma is on the verge of sinking like the Titanic, but that Zuma and his cronies would escape while millions of SA citizens perish.
The academic who was speaking at the renaming ceremony of Pela Street to Zephania Mothopeng Street on Saturday described how the South African State is near collapse under the leadership of President Jacob Zuma. He said Zuma and his allies are well prepared to save themselves from the disaster.
He said Zuma and his allies are well prepared to save themselves from the disaster.
“They have built their own Noah’s Ark which will become their home after they have looted South Africa’s resources,” he said as he expressed his devastation on the future of his beloved country.
Mothopeng is the former second president of PAC, after Robert Sobukwe and the street naming was done in honour contribution to the liberation struggle in South Africa, including twice being jailed on Robben Island, and again in 1978 for his leadership role in the 1976 student struggle against Bantu Education.
South African society must accept that the so-called service delivery protests and student protests as movements against inequality, social structural injustice and lack of means for decent living by the majority of people in the country, Shabalala noted.
According to him also, the SA government is one which needs to be cleansed of predatory behaviour and rampant corruption; a state with capacity to formulate and implement policies ensuring development effectiveness; social equity and protections of citizens.
“A state enjoying embedded autonomy.
“The fees must fall protests are not new. Back then, in 1952, the then-Transvaal African Teachers Association (Tata) under Mothopeng declared that there must be universal right to free education.
“They maximize their personal (private) political and economic returns at the expense of social returns for the benefit of all members of the nation and citizenry.
“The black elite are building their own Noah’s ship which will keep them floating when the rest of the people will be drowning in poverty and violence. “We are informed that during the Titanic disaster first-class passengers who were on the top deck were the ones who mostly survived the disaster because they were the first to get the announcement and lifeboats were nearer to them.
“It would appear the same will be experienced in this country when we approach our social cataclysmic apocalypse,” Sipho Shabalala said.