On this day that marks the selfless nursing profession, I reflected on why others deemed it necessary to to selfishly appropriate for themselves the critical funds that were meant for the PPEs and improvement of the working conditions (toilets; kitchens etc)
Our social services (Education; Policing; Health; water and sewage treatment plants) have been neglected and degraded.
What kind of human being sees opportunities for self enrichment given this situation? The harshest punishment must be meted.
What is sad is that in many cases political leaders were involved and providing protection cover.
This is so evil.
The effect of the PPE thefts has been to deprive the frontline care givers and patients without the critical equipment to save lives. This sounds like sabotage exposing people to certain death. We need need swift prosecution and heavy punishment .

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I have argued, in all my OP-Eds since 2009, that the Tripartite Alliance is an irrelevant construct. It was in fact designed as a State Capture Deal/Design to primarily control the governing party to ensure policy formulation benefits its members 1st.
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Policies that reflect a high level of consciousness for social justice
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A public monitoring system must be developed for evaluation
A capable public system must be developed incrementally and with clear milestones and legislated framework.
Its role must be to deliver efficient services effectively.
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I asked for wisdom and guidance for our political leaders and NGOs as we tackle the current and complex issue and challenge of Land Reform as an important factor in the effort to achieve of social justice. We shall succeed in the end if we listen to advice.
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7) The impact on social structure and stability is horrendous.
8) In the midst of all this the governing
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