CAPE TOWN Sunny. Mild.

MIN12
MAX18
7 day
  • Monday 12-19°c Sunny. Mild. Sunny. Mild.
    Tuesday 14-17°c Showers early. More sun than clouds. Mild. Showers early. More sun than clouds. Mild.
    Wednesday 13-15°c Numerous showers. Morning clouds. Cool. Numerous showers. Morning clouds. Cool.
    Thursday 12-14°c Heavy rain. Partly sunny. Cool. Heavy rain. Partly sunny. Cool.
    Friday 12-16°c Sunny. Cool. Sunny. Cool.
    Saturday 12-16°c Sunny. Mild. Sunny. Mild.
More MyNews24

The reality of South African politics

2014-05-06 07:03
Thando Madonsela Comments: 14 Article views: 1166

Its only 1 day to the National voting day, I still do not know which party is worth my X. I have been reading newspapers and listening to manifestos but no one seems convincing. “Choosing which political party to vote for is like choosing which STD you prefer” (City Press, 4 May 2014, pg 12), a true statement given   the failures of the current ruling party the ANC, The birth of EFF (Some call it a party founded from rage and revenge and the DA making optimistic promises, ignoring their failures to provide adequate basic services for the poor in the Western Cape.

Listening to the Debate held on Friday the 2nd of May Held in the Western Cape, I learned the Debate was attended by mostly if not only the victims of the ‘DA Western Cape leadership’ which are mostly if not only Black and coloured people. Showing that Most of the White residents of the Province are living under proper and comfortable conditions, hence have no reason to want to meet and find solutions to problems that affect the livelihood of the people of the Western Cape. During the debate the DA and all the other parties representatives failed to answer how they are actually going to make the changes they promise, The DA failing to answer on many occasions how Six million Jobs are going to be created.

The ANC has misused Tax payer’s money for a very long time, millions of Rands go unaccounted for every year , under Ideal conditions South Africa was supposed to be 10 times better than what it currently is. The EFF is a Nuclear weapon waiting to explode and its effects radiating for generations to come. If Julius Malema had any positive potential towards developing South Africa, we would have seen this during his term as the ANC youth league President. He was also starting his own “Inkandla” at Sandton just before he was apprehended; He has already failed the country and mostly the youth of South Africa. Looking at the last 20 years of Freedom the ruling party has made a difference and no one can deny this.

Thousands of historically disadvantaged South Africans have been empowered through free basic Education and funding for tertiary education, black owned business empowerment and the right to vote for a party of their choice. The National party “apartheid architects” tore South Africa apart and to this day we are still living under the echo of past, Racism is still in the atmosphere of our country, many black South Africans are still struggling with poverty and illiteracy. It was a “White” party and it failed, hence a lot of people are reluctant to Vote DA. Not that I see things the same way, these are my gatherings. The ANC has the potential South Africa needs to go forward we’ve all see this in the last 20 years, the ANC is like an engine that needs cleaning not that it cannot run.

The Solution for the country is to clean the party. What we NEED to vote for, is new leaders not a new party then we will see change. There are a lot of educated South Africans that can take office from qualified politicians, Economist, Lawyers and everything in between. 


Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.
More In This Category
Mandela's Legacy Disgraced: From Freedom to Farce

Rest now Madiba, for at her call you did not falter – your dream abated through the hands of those your struggles freed.

EFF Joined the Election Poker Table with Spades, and Now Hold Some Aces.

For now, sadly there will be 5 more years of Zuma and his insufferable greed.

Bornfrees: why a generation is rejecting democracy

Forgive me for the misleading title. Only about two thirds of the freeborn generation rejected democracy and let’s give them the benefit of the doubt and say most were either apathetic or maybe ill

Your 2014 Election Summary

Smaller parties, notably, took a beating. AGANG never made it to the start and COPE became a footnote. The IFP's support was halved, a prime reason being the NFP (IFP rebels), entering the KZN political arena.

Comments
Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
14 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
News24 |  OLX  |  PriceCheck  |  Property24  |  Kalahari.com  |  Careers24