- Oct 4, 2012
Such is the extent of the collapse of ethics among the governing elites, that they steal from the dead.
But they want us to believe that Mandela is their hero. Really?
For as long as the thugs are not in jail, the posthumous dishonour of Mandela continues. It doesn't matter what they say rhetorically in struggle song or wherever.
Similarly, if the equality before the law clause doesn't apply to those who broke the law in front of the whole nation at Mlangeni's funeral – not that you should hold your breath, dear reader – it means the dishonour against him is continuing.
The collapse of ethics and the entrenchment of impunity among ruling elites have huge implications for the future of our country.
The dishonour of people of high stature, like Mandela and Mlangeni, and the general theft of public resources without consequences are having a corrosive effect on society in general.
Ordinary citizens are no doubt asking themselves undesirable questions.
If the lawmakers and enforcers can break the rules, why can't I?
While a state funeral is an honour bestowed on a individual, it does not mean that the citizen will get the respect they deserve, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.www.news24.com