Reality TV star and Musician, Kelly Khumalo who tags herself as the voice of Africa has responded to President Ramaphosa’s weekly newsletter with a very serious question about the state of the South African economy.
In his recent address, Ramaphosa addressed the torching of parliament and claims of corruption and fraud in the state capture report, saying the country’s constitution, democratic state, and election process must be protected against people who seek to undermine democracy.
Kelly Khumalo who thinks the constitution is not working responded to the President asking if democracy had any significance in the face of the current crisis the citizens are facing such as joblessness, corruption, and gender-based violence.
“Mr President sir, What does democracy even mean if we are hungry without jobs, high teenage pregnancies, not to mention the level of crime ,gender based violence and the misuse of Government funds. are we really free? Or freedom is used to cover the reality of our country” She asked.
Mr President sir, What does democracy even mean if we are hungry without jobs, high teenage pregnancies, not to mention the level of crime ,gender based violence and the misuse of Government funds. are we really free? Or freedom is used to cover the reality of our country 💔🐆 https://t.co/HwOEzxyuH1
— The Voice Of Africa (@KellyKhumaloZA) January 17, 2022
The tweet of Kelly Khumalo also sparked a lot of conversations in the comment section. Below are some comments from her followers.
Teenage pregnancy, crime, GBV are a result of the child denied access to have a relationship with their other parent
— crushYamaVirgin (@Nhlakza5) January 17, 2022
By the age of 36 years you nolonger qualify for a government job🤔 but they are setting up the being as old as 65 years. We seriously need to discuss this constitution of this so called democracy but we can't be classed into 3 parts higher, middle and lower class never🤮🤮
— Tumi (@Tumi91400253) January 17, 2022
Mt president not to sound like I am repeating what @KellyKhumaloZA is saying but what does freedom mean to majority of poor South African who have no clean water, a family of 8 with no one working, with high cost of foood. I conclud that you are talking to ANC &connected comrades
— The investor 🇿🇦 (@Ancestorsassoc1) January 17, 2022
The only thing we want from you Kelly, is to tell us who killed Senzo qha qwaba!! .
— Faku (@MkayMncedi) January 17, 2022