Here’s some honesty and some idiocy from veteran Anti Apartheid activist, John Minto’s column in this morning’s Christchurch Press.
First the honesty
However in the 12 years since the election of the ANC to power, the political rights gained have led to no improvement in the social and economic position of the big majority of black South Africans. In fact, for most, their economic and social situation has worsened.
Ending apartheid was a symbolic victory only.
The proportion of South Africans living in absolute poverty almost doubled from 1996 to 2004.
Now the idiocy.
The reason is very simple and familiar. The ANC has followed the same, failed, free market ideology that has driven our economy for the past 20 years.