07th May 2014.
Political parties have been hard at work to get under the skin of voters to gain attention for warring causes.
Fighting for power has been the adrenalin urging each from podium to podium.
Radio stations, newspapers and TV channels have been the sign of the times.
Rallies, with numbers to show, have been the means by which parties spared no effort to get voters to take notice.
If wishes were horses, the exhilarating energy displayed to grab or retain power would be such a joy to ride were it matched by the selfless commitment to serve once the oath has been taken to herald a new administration. And no party has pleaded on inability to reach for the highest levels of clean governance.
Until the new administration comes in, hold your horse from galloping beyond your imagination. The contest is not over yet.
The cool air of reality is yet to set in. For now the show goes on.
Therefore, don’t be surprised that in the political temperatures generated by contestants to experience heat and light being on the other’s case, with claiming to be the only way of inequality, poverty and unemployment. The battle of the hearts and the minds to this Promised Land has also been endowed with relentless but guiding symbols, colours, histories and living and dead heroes and heroines involved by parties to hang on to your vote.
No party shed away from auditioning itself as the route sign to the prized land of Milk and Honey. T-shirts have not failed to search for bodies to dress. Various flags have never been stranded to find hands to keep afloat.
There have been songs to be sung. Slogans have been recited to the highest pitch of leader’s voices. The dazzling dancing feet, interspersed with hugs exchanged in self-congratulation, have been such fun to watch.
The drama of it all has been without all things bright and beautiful and depicting the awe-inspiring rainbow that came after the cowardly assassination of Chris Hani so ably (skillfully, competently, with ease, without difficulty, and well) claimed by Nelson Mandela’s leadership Prowers 20 years ago.
For all to end well, one hopes that every voter made his/her mark with the fullness of conscience allowing for light to win against the heat in the election.