As some of you may know, South African democracy took a solid blow to the nads yesterday when the bill was passed that essentially makes whistleblowing on government a crime punishable by up to 25 years in prison.
There’s more to it than that, obviously, but that’s the gist.
This Protection of Information Bill (dubbed the secrecy bill in the media) is something that goes against the principles of a free country. When the ANC government is starting to become indistinguishable from their Apartheid predecessors, one has to worry.
It’s hard to be proud of a country where the leading powers are in it only for their seat on the gravy train and do not give a shit about freedom and truth, but I am proud of all those who stood up to protest, and who will take this bill to the Constitutional Court and keep fighting.
I seriously can’t wait for the next election. I know where my X is not going.