-A horrifying photo of the streets of Mthatha has surfaced on social media and left people questioning the ruling party.
-Users flocked to lament the sad state of affairs facing South Africa, and the apparent failure of the ANC to do much about it.
- From what could be gathered, the people have somewhat lost faith in the ANC and their ability to lead our nation
Citizens of Mzansi recently shared a photo entitled 'South Africans Enjoy Rolling in Filth?', depicting an unforgivably unhygienic scene in the streets of Mthatha.
The page lambasted the ANC, saying that the ruling party cannot manage the expectations of their workers and their unions.
The page, which encourages South Africans to share their thoughts and opinions, was horrified at the situation, asking:
"Do you think they still deserve the vote after the residents of this municipality have been exposed to this reckless use of funding, poor union management, and apathy toward public health hazards?"
One user, Siviwe Madikizela, approached Briefly.co.za in an effort to bring the situation facing the residents of Mthatha to the attention of South Africans, saying:
"We your help at Mthatha. The town is in turmoil, rubbish and dust bins on the streets. There is a strike at the municipality, it has been going on forever. The town smells awful. This is not what we voted for. Please, we need the media to intervene on this matter. This is my home town and this is bothering me. Bring all the news channels. The whole country must see this."
Sparing no blows, people flooded the page with their responses. Paul van Loosen commented that the image reflected the mentality and values of the average South Africa. He explained that, unless someone personally benefited from it, very little respect was shown to the environment.
Other users weren't surprised at all by the image, saying that the scene was an all too familiar one in the country.
Mbuyiselo Bike lamented that the issue was widespread, with most people having 'accepted their predicament'. He explained that the nation had entered into a 'state of total depreciation', and despite this, would still remain loyal to the ANC.
Another user commented that the standards people held the ruling party to were so low, that people would 'sell their vote for a Tshirt and a snow ball'.
Sylvia Westwood posted her opinion, saying that people should strive for more out of the ruling party and ' vote for a change to your life'.
The one thing that was painfully obvious, was that very few people actually came to the defense of the ANC. It appears that, in the onslaught of challenges facing South Africa, people have lost sight of the fact that they are responsible for placing the ruling party on the throne.
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