Last week President Jacob Zuma said that South Africans were “lazy” and “exaggerate” their problems. He went on to accuse SA citizens of waiting for the government to sort everything out, instead of taking their own initiative. Freedom is “not something in the air,” Zuma stated.
Erm, yes, Mr President. I think as a country we are well aware that freedom is not “something in the air”: after all, many South Africans patiently stood in queues to cast their votes last year – the majority of them for you and the African National Congress.
So just who is being lazy here? Is it really South Africans? ’Cos the only laziness we see is a certain laziness of thought.