What makes you tick as an African National Congress supporter? Why are the majority of South Africans still voting for the ANC party, where it is very clear that we all need new leadership from other political parties?
Or is there any other political party that makes the cut for the majority?
After 18 years of democracy, the African National Congress has been in power with the majority of the publics’ votes. South Africa has produced its forth President from the same political party and still dominates.
The question is, is the ANC that good in power that we will see them going for another 18 years as the ruling party and if so what does this mean for the average citizen in South Africa? Well, as I see it, if the majority of the population really believe that the ANC is that awesome and will help the poor and her people, then they cannot see the bigger issues the ANC is presenting itself and then it raises alarming questions as to why vote if you simply do not understand what you are voting for.
In healthy democracies, the ruling parties in governments do not stay in power for more than ten years because politicians become corrupt with all the power and money. The ruling party will start turning into dictators and no one wants dictators or do you?
It all comes down to where the loyalty lies. Since the ANC is the one that gave the majority their freedom from Apartheid, so that’s where our votes go, which in my opinion is no longer valid as we have a constitution that protects us from being discriminated against. It then comes down to race.
It is understandable for the majority and the previously disadvantaged and still many disadvantaged to want the same coloured skin to leader them, but have we gotten what we wanted by voting in the ANC? The answer is yes to freedom and the few who benefitted with BBBEE, but no to everything else.
The ANC is using Apartheid, the racist cards and the unions to stay in power, and that is how the majority decides on their future.
With every decision one chooses there are consequences to deal with, so voting in the ANC, will keep the majority in poverty and many more other problems will continue, which means more crime, more fraud and more corruption. If this is how the majority want to live then so be it and they must not complain when things are not going right for them.
What is stopping the majority from voting for the other parties? Just to name some, Democratic Alliance (DA); Congress of the People (COPE); Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP); African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP); United Democratic Movement (UDM) or Vryheidsfront Plus (VF+). How can anyone say one party is racist or has poor leadership without letting that party having a chance at running the government administration?
It is time for change in South Africa and change might be hard, but change is very very very good.
I would like the public's opinion as there is not only one side to a story.