Vusi Thembekwayo is calling on South Africans to start holding politicians accountable for the state of the country; he wants them to stop speaking about another lockdown and rather help us to rebuild our economy.
Johannesburg, South Africa (5 July 2020) – Vusi Thembekwayo – an incredibly successful businessman – is not mincing his words and has called out South African politicians to realise what they have done by implementing a “hard lockdown” for much longer than was actually needed; he wants them to start providing real solutions to rebuilding the economy!
Where is the good news here? Well, Thembekwayo is using his massive online platforms to drive positive change during this tough time!
Thembekwayo posted a video to his social media platforms which quickly went viral, pointing out how the lockdown has destroyed businesses and lives. In the video, the businessman takes viewers on a tour of an office in his building, which had over 70 employees before the lockdown was implemented, and has now been emptied out as the business has closed its doors.
“These are people’s lives and livelihoods, salaries, incomes, pensions, providing for their families, all of it gone.”
But the businessman is not just blaming the lockdown, Thembekwayo is calling out South African politicians who enforced the hard lockdown in the country and is asking them to provide solutions to the massive job losses.
“What most people don’t understand is that COVID-19 was not the cause of death for businesses, COVID-19 was the coffin that businesses were buried in; the cause of death was a poorly led economy, bad economic policies, poorly implemented economic policies, very poor leadership and most importantly funding agencies who have been completely lethargic in terms of small businesses looking for help as well as a banking sector that has been so risk-averse that you would think that they are operating in Switzerland and not South Africa.”
“So politicians, where are you now? This is the impact of your stupidity over the last 26 years; you did this! Because if you had built a country that was inclusive with an economy that was growing, we could have survived this, but you guys were too busy drinking from the trough, making sure your own pockets were lined, making sure that your deals made sense, making sure you built your own homesteads… that’s what you guys were doing.”
Thembekwayo believes that politicians cannot be allowed to implement any further lockdowns to the economy as their decisions are being made from a place of privilege where they are still earning salaries.
“You only want to implement another lockdown because you are still earning a salary. You can afford to stay at home while the rest of the country is being destroyed.”
At the end of the video, Thembekwayo calls on South Africans to start holding politicians accountable for the state of the country; he wants them to stop speaking about another lockdown and rather help us to rebuild our economy.
“Somebody better tell Cyril that its time to step the f*ck up… no more speeches, no more jokes with masks, let’s get to it now. It’s enough now.”
Watch the video below: