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A born frees political voice

19 March 2014, 20:30
I am a born free child. Born on the 18th of March 1994. My greatest struggle to date is finding a yellow-bone girlfriend. Seeing that I am an intellect that is currently at the University of Witwatersrand doing an LLB degree, one would assume that I would vote for DA right? Wrong.

Yes, the DA targets young people, mostly intellects. So why isn't a bright young mind like myself that has never experienced the struggle not attracted by the DA? That is what I aim to share and hopefully open a few eyes in the process.

Let me start off by stating that I (will) vote ANC. I am not ashamed, afraid nor apologetic in saying that. If I were to mention everything that the ANC has done for myself and this country as a whole, you would get bored and not read on. Not only that but it would also derail me from the topic at hand. So I am just going to say #ThankYouANC and move on. Yes the ANC was not alone in the struggle and we acknowledge that many other parties played a significant part in the struggle and for that we thank you.

Which brings about the question...where was the DA during this time? Ok, DA is a newly established party you might argue. Fair enough. Where was Helen Zille? Let me tell you where she was. She was doing her job as a journalist. Coincidentally she wrote a bit about Steve Biko's death.

That's what journalists are paid to do in any case. Apparently she also did a few other things that were insignificant and made zero-to-non of a difference. So why did someone who "cares" so much about black people not take an affirmative stand against Apartheid? Why not establish a political party during Apartheid or join an established party that would fight against the oppressions and injustices that the Apartheid system presented to black people? The answer is simple. Helen Zille is an ostentatious and timid old woman who does not like black people.

I will not be retrospective and dwell too much on the past but my argument on my utterances will be prospective. DA has ambiguous mandates that no ordinary South African can quiet understand. They do not stand for anything and represent a minority. There significance thus far has been criticizing the ANC. Ask any typical DA voter what the DA's mandates are and you will get the same answer, "I don't know but the ANC is corrupt. They(DA) even marched for the Youth Wage Subsidy.

That cause that DA was marching for was the brainchild of ANC but being the opportunists that they are...DA seeked to benefit from it. Why hasn't Zille taken a stance on land expropriation for black people and black emancipation? Why not march for that? It is because the DA is not who they present themselves to be. Zille is the mastermind behind the scenes(together with a few former NP members) who make black people like Lindiwe Mazibuko the face of the DA. The reasons for this are conspicuous to see.

Zille is trying to use black masses to sustain white superiority. The DA does not like the idea of BEE and affirmative action and seek to disband this.

Should they govern (God forbid), black people will get bare minimum help from government and they will grow the economy for white gain since black people will play a minimal role in the economy of the country.

Steve Biko, Chris Hani, my grandfather Themba Makhanya and many other struggle heroes will turn in their graves should this happen because what they died for would have been worthless. SA, be the change you want to see. If you have problems at home, you do not go live with your neighbours. So if something is wrong within your family(ANC) try fixing it intrinsically.

Criticize, withhold your vote, be a member, join a branch, scream or even shout...but do not vote for the DA. This makes them happy and feel that they have won. The open toilets saga at black township in Cape town is a warning of things to come. Let us put out a small fire now before it becomes a wildfire and burns us.

Do it for Steve Biko, Chris Hani, Robert Sobukwe, Nelson Mandela and more importantly...do it for your children and their children

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