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ZANEWS: Touchy-feely Boers

By Alex Eliseev 28 February 2012

Today on ZANEWS, Tata is sick to his stomach, Patricia charms our pants off, Juju just can't stay out of trouble and Gelofte Vok leader, Andre Visagie wants to put the past so far behind us that it's in front of us again. It's hard out there for a rightwing movement leader with a pet gimp.

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South Africa is in a very real battle. A political fight where terms such as truth and democracy can seem more of a suggestion as opposed to a necessity.

On one side of the battle are those openly willing to undermine the sovereignty of a democratic society, completely disregarding the weight and power of the oaths declared when they took office. If their mission was to decrease society’s trust in government - mission accomplished.

And on the other side are those who believe in the ethos of a country whose constitution was once declared the most progressive in the world. The hope that truth, justice and accountability in politics, business and society is not simply fairy tale dust sprinkled in great electoral speeches; but rather a cause that needs to be intentionally acted upon every day.

However, it would be an offensive oversight not to acknowledge that right there on the front lines, alongside whistleblowers and civil society, stand the journalists. Armed with only their determination to inform society and defend the truth, caught in the crossfire of shots fired from both sides.

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