Dawie Roodt on the armed robbery at his home (and his unwillingness to emigrate)

Efficient Group Chief Economist Dawie Roodt wrote an open letter on Facebook “to all South Africans” outlining a three-point plan on how things could be improved in South Africa.

The economist, who was left seriously hurt in an armed robbery at his home recently, says he has no intention to emigrate.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Roodt.

Scroll down to listen to the audio.

I’m doing absolutely amazing! Last night I slept like a baby. Life is going on as usual.

Dawie Roodt

It was terrifying when my hands got loose and I attacked the guy. I accepted being robbed, but at a certain stage I decided no more!

Dawie Roodt

It took me four nights of no sleep to write this open letter.

Dawie Roodt

We must draw a line in the sand on South Africa’s economy! The numbers aren’t just numbers; I’m feeling it in a very real way now.

Dawie Roodt

This is my country! I will not emigrate.

Dawie Roodt

We must do something about education! It’s nothing to do with ideology!

Dawie Roodt

Our government treat us and our institutions with contempt.

Dawie Roodt

I’m pretty sure the three who attacked us were unemployed and hopeless. I don’t have sympathy with them, but they have been failed by our political leaders.

Dawie Roodt

This article first appeared on 702 : Dawie Roodt on the armed robbery at his home (and his unwillingness to emigrate)


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