Fin24 user Dave Thomas was one of many who sent in comments on reports that FNB has bowed to political pressure on its controversial ad campaign. He writes:
It is interesting that those crying foul today are the same ones that mobilized children during the 70's to push for change in a country governed by the National Party that at that time was as much of a dictatorship in its time as the so-called democratic government of today.
I remember supporting Helen Suzman of the Progressive Party in my high school and early career days. She - a lady strongly supported by the Jewish community - pushed for the freedom of the black people of South Africa.
It is also interesting to see that the Jewish community in South Africa and the world were also snubbed by these same people in a pro-Palestinian vote.
As a white African, born in the greater metropolis of Johannesburg, I love this country and its people. Poverty will always be here as long as greed and the taxpayers supporting 10 governments and the massive drain on taxes that go into those greedy hands and doesn't get to where it is needed at grass roots where the original promise was to alleviate the suffering of the majority.
Statistically the(re) has been some improvement of water and electricity to some areas. But all in all ask the average worker what they feel about the changes after all these years and they will tell you that by most standards they are worse off today than in 1995.
The opening of the borders to all and sundry have in many ways helped in the dilemma of the black South Africans who have seen a lot of jobs taken by blacks from other African countries. Politically it can be justified.
Morally Mr ANC, you've sold your soul for obscene wealth at the expense of your own people. FNB great job!!
PS I'm not Jewish but I think they are awesome people.
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