They are a people who love peace, and take time to reach the threshold of tolerance...even bear blatant oppression and injustices. But tolerance has limits..
They have suffered in silence injustices like corruption, violation of their constitutional rights for decades, hoping things will take s turn for the better.. but in vain. The human mind is a very complex organ. Man has in him that inherent yearning for peaceful living. He loves his life to be orderly, without trials and tribulations.
We live in a universe where for things to take place according to human expectations of peace, and living in harmony, life demands that there be a group of people, known as leaders who will maintain orderly living, see to it that the people under their leadership are adequately taken care of. The onus lies on such group of men and women to lead justly, maintain law and order; see to it that a country's resources are shared equitably, justly and fairly among all the citizens.
Leadership does not mean bossing, or lording it over those that are led. It does not mean abusing the powers bestowed upon leaders. God, the Creator of the universe, is Leader of the heavenly Government, and His Government is just, orderly, and not oppressive.. hence, He designed the Leadership structure to cater for all Mankind.
Think.. even in the animal kingdom, there are leaders among many species. They protect the group from outside adversaries.
This is what initially took place in the country. I believe life in the early centuries was orderly in this country. Leaders were fair and just in executing their duties.
Then things fell apart. A new breed of leaders took over. Greed, corruption, oppression, etc., became their signature of rule. They began hoarding wealth, illicitly distributed the country's resources among themselves, theirs cronies and families. They began despising the very people who sponsor their opulent lifestyles. They began oppressing the people, violating their rights.
Anger gradually replaced the tolerant nature of the people.. until it culminated into protests. Many of these protests were brutally crushed by the security apparatus, who became politicized. People died horrible deaths.
The people have awakened. A sleeping giant of a docile nation has said "enough is enough." Hence, the October 1st, 2021 making of history.
- The people...have spoken. Amandla to the masses? You bet!