- South Africans opened up on their major concerns regarding the country
- Many social media users cited corruption and unemployment as 2 major issues facing Mzansi
- Some felt the issues would never be effectively addressed due to the ANC’s incompetence and the protection it receives from supporters
South Africans have spoken and Briefly.co.za has listened.
Briefly.co.za conducted a survey to gauge the sentiment of South Africans in terms of the most pressing issues facing the country.
Various concerns were raised and we’ve decided to summarise the general consensus.
The vast majority cited corruption as the major stumbling block to success.
Matome Ramoba said, “This corruption is really threatening our democracy if not dealt with.”
Este Crafford then added: “Corruption, violence, unemployment.”
Some were despondent that the situation wouldn’t improve due to the incompetence of the ANC and the loyalty they enjoy.
Sihle Robotsha said, “South Africa will never change our leaders they are so greedy and corrupt. Even the president I wish I could live this country m tired of it.”
Mandy Mandisa Kunene re-iterated the point: “It won't be dealt with if there's still people who are protecting the ANC.”
Sibusiso Hlophe offered a solution: “Too much report on corruption and lot of money spent in commissions and court cases, as if nothing good is happening in our beautiful country. This is making us more divided than united in living peacefully together. Maybe finding a suitable name for the country will help change even our mentality, S.A.is full of hatred. God is the one that will help us out, let's get out and ask Him to intervene.”
There were also those who blamed unemployment on immigrants.
Siya Sgidi Siya Sgidi said, “The increasing number of undocumented foreigners are reason for unemployment and shortage of resources meant for citizens.”
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