Everyone knows it. Everyone thinks it but then again if we raise our voice, it’s considered carreer suicide. I am refering to how Political interference can ruin this country and how politicians can get away with anything. When a foreigner looks at our country, they see corruption, murder, rape and Aids but what they don’t see is the beautiful things in this country, Table Mountain, great weather, the Proteas and the Springboks. Wyclef Jean, member of The Fugees once made a song, “If I was President” and this post reflects on what he means by the song. Here is what I would do, if I was president.
1. Remove the Protea from the Springbok Jersey and bestow the Bok to it’s former glory:
I must concede and say that when they first mentioned removing the emblem from the shirt, I was seeing red. Some still believe that the Bok is a emblem that relates to the old regime when in fact it is this emblem that unified a nation twice, in 1995 and 2007. The shirt don’t look that bad at all but I would still prefer it boasting in it’s former glory.
2. Fire Leonard Chuene:
If I had to lie about something as significant as a gender test and still manage to keep my job then my head must be far up somebody’s behind. Fact is that Leonard is a true mamparra and does not have Athletics SA’s best interest at heart. Rather give the job to somebody that is capable of doing a proper job and getting our athletes to perform better then they are.
3.Make Louis Luyt president of SARU
This will have many either shouting for joy or screaming to rip my head off. I will say this once again, Mr Luyt knew how to run a union and he stood up for his players. Eventhough I am not a Lions supporter, I will say that he can rebuild the union to it’s former glory.
4. Hire a proper coach for Bafana:
Now this is a no brainer. Clearly SAFA was out of their minds by hiring Parreira in the first place but his successor is even more of a nimwit then anything else. How can you coach a team when you can’t speak English? Get somebody with proper experience and keep that person for a minimum of 3 years. Choose oversees based players because they play in tougher competitions then the locals here at home. And don’t pay the guy a fortune…
5. Remove the ANC Sport Portfolio:
Why brand a guy like Charl Langeveldt or Solly Tshibilika as a Quota? Is it so they can recognize which ones is black, white or pink? Quota is a nasty word and should be put with the words Poe&, Ka&&^% en Da*&^
Then also remove the Stofile Brothers, with Frolick and Komphela from any powerfull positions they might have and choose people with common sense, with a love for sport and people that will enchance sport in this country.
6. Banish the corrupt:
This implies to everyone sitting in Parliament. It pains me to see a Premier driving around in a R600k car, live in a R3m house, enjoying all the lavishes of Political life while so many is dying of hunger or is victims of crimes.
All of this excludes basic Presidential duties but from a sporting front this is the main six today. It is said that there is a reason why South Africa has different departments and different procedures but why have them when they are not performing their duties? We elect them and they waste our Tax Payers money on holidays, cars and houses, private education for their children and shopping sprees in Dubai and Hong Kong. Offcourse you can’t remove the chokers tag from the Proteas and eventhough I love that team, you can’t help but get frustrated at their complacency at times.
So if you are in I will stand in 2014, REM for President!!