Readers react to South Africa borrowing R1.2bn each day

Readers react to South Africa borrowing R1.2bn each day

- Mzansi was divided over the money South Africa had to spend everyday just to stay afloat

- Many were pessimistic, but some had hope for the future

- A common theme was frustration with state capture and how corrupt officials were being dealt with

PAY ATTENTION: Click “See First” under the “Following” tab to see News on your News Feed! took to Facebook to ask South Africans what they thought about the fact that government was borrowing R1.2 billion every day just to keep the country running.

As usual, Mzansi had a lot to say.

Their comments revealed what many people think about the direction South Africa is heading.

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Some Facebook users said they felt pessimistic about the country's future.

"I believe if the government does not do a drastic turn around not sure of the time period,South Africa will end up worse than Zimbabwe," wrote one user, Vincent Botha.

Valenta Ramakarane agreed, writing, "I just feel like crying."

Another use summed up these negative views with a simple, "Down the drain!"

Many of the commentsexpressed frustration at years of state capture, as well as disappointment that more has not been done to bring corrupt government officials to justice.

Many also complained that the economy had not improved as much as they had hoped.

However, there were also some optimists among the comments.

Morgan Naidoo said that South Africa was heading toward "the best future ever", while Margaret Stoltz hoped for a change of government which would bring in "qualified, honest, hard working people."

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The divided comments suggested that many people see the upcoming election as pivotal, and that it may decide if South Africa's future is bright, or if more disappoints and frustrations are on the way.

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