We must act as one to overcome the following constraints to the rule of law in South Africa:
- Corruption: looting resources meant for the most vulnerable members of our society has become an integral part of the ANC’s modus operandi.
- Crime and security: the myriad of societal problems caused by the political mismanagement of South Africa’s democratic era means that millions of South Africans live in poverty, and too many people are forced to turn to crime to support themselves and their families.
- Political interference in law enforcement: the performance of the South African Police Service and National Prosecution Authority has deteriorated due to a concerted effort to destroy the institutions that are capable of holding corrupt politicians and civil servants accountable for their criminal behaviour.
- The criminal justice system: South African courts are overburdened, and correctional services fail to rehabilitate criminals that have been sent to prison.
- Gender-based violence: South African men are responsible for unacceptable levels of violence against women. Women are limited in the exercise of their fundamental human rights, and the scourge of GBV and government’s inaction must be viewed as one of our country’s greatest embarrassments.