By: Sivuyile S. Sesi
It’s hard enough uplifting another person along. Let’s be glad when a person improves her life and move up to reach for the stars.
The Agang SA leader Mamphela Ramphele and working in good organizations now she is pursuing political power. Is she late or on
time with her party to gain the support that needs her? The party that takes government may it acknowledges her willingness to help and competence, and allow her to provide services.
Nelson Mandela has just passed on and in South Africa (SA) we need more right leaders like him. The country has to keep on moving forward. One thing we can be sure of Ramphele has proved to be equipped for that. With Former President Thabo Mbeki who have proven quality track record than President Jacob Zuma but replaced him in the race for African National Congress (ANC) president in Polokwane. Zuma has not done well in his just finishing term this year, can Ramphele and Agang SA make people realize the importance of valuing quality from people? Ramphele got necessary knowledge, experience and vision that she wants to share for the benefit of ordinary people out of struggle. She got grasp of the people’s best interests. She is the role model for the kind of future young people should aspire to have in SA. In parliament she will be a credible voice.
She had been on leading feed up and think tank institutions. Her input will go a long way. Especially in the future of young people as in education that she holds dearly, is in crises more people like her working it will be a step to the right direction. They are good in making themselves be useful to improve other people’s lives. They know when it’s the right platform and time. They do all they can to make it work. We have seen this when Mbeki was a president how he closely driven the economy and the Department of Foreign Affairs now known as International Relations and Cooperation to condition, how he conditioned the country’s economy to attract foreign investment and grow. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka who he made his deputy president now she holds an office as the Executive Director of UN Women. And Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma who was minister of Health under President Mandela and minister of Foreign Affairs under president Mbeki is the Chairperson of the African Union Commission. Mbeki always preached selfless leadership. He spoke out against those who use ANC and government for self interest and self enrichment. For people like Zuma, Mbeki has been a humbling example and I wish the people may realize what’s best for them in time.
As 2014 is twenty years in democracy so it’s good that leaders like Ramphele are not discouraged but avail them. It shows that we have not run out of quality leaders to help lead the way.
For the country to move out of this slowly encroaching national crises from Zuma’s administration we need to be careful and cautious on our 2014 vote. Economy is slow, education is poor, poor service delivery, corruption, disruption of small local markets, etc, in all that it the poorest who suffer the most from that. All of us can find a way to work together to build and protect our country, we can’t say we don’t have the people.
We don’t need wars, shrinking economies, and other problems Africa is faced with. Even Helen Zille thinks that if Ramphele could join Democratic Alliance she would get a higher position because of her competence and experience. The Anglican Church of Cape Town Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu thinks that her voice would be very important in parliament. They had been there to help us, and they still avail themselves for what we need let’s make the right decisions.
Mbeki was in exile in a country with democracy and when he became president he proved to be the right person at the right time after Mandela who was the first president just after his 27 years in prison.
After Zuma we need the right people in government so that we can turn up the tide and create a country conducive for more people. We have the leaders and we might as well use them. The nation depends on it.