When Terror strikes

The South African flag represents a new democracy

The South African flag represents a new democracy

It has been a dramatic couple off weeks filled with death treats and hijackings but former defense minister, Mosiuoa ‘Terror’ Lekota says he is prepared to die to protect the country’s democracy. Now correct me if I’m wrong but this sounds frighteningly similar to Malema’s statement about taking up arms for Zuma.

Granted the ANC has been shaken up by Lekota’s boisterous attitude about forming a splinter party, but where does all this talk of violence come from. Have we not reached a point where political disagreements can be settled amicably without inciting violence.

Malema spoke of being willing to kill for Zuma and now Lekota says he is willing to die for democracy. The eminent split looked as though it was going to happen without any major hiccups, but the pulling and tugging between the ANC and Lekota is getting dirtier by the second.

The National Intelligence Agency has been commissioned by the ANC to conduct a surveillance operation to spy on high-profile ANC members who also plan to join Lekota’s cause. I am all for the formation of a new party, but I strongly oppose the way in which Lekota is going about it.