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Is SADC afraid of change?

16 May 2014, 08:20

South Africa celebrates another election win by ANC, the revolutionary party, undefeated since the advent of ‘democracy’ in the nation. One cannot help but notice how all the revolutionary parties still reign in SADC. The disputable ZANU pf  in Zimbabwe has been in power since 1980. Botswana Democratic Party has been in control long enough to see power pass down from Seretse Khama through others to his son Ian. Namibia, Tanzania and Malawi also have very similar scenarios to the ones mentioned above. One begins to wonder if the people of SADC are loyal to these so-called revolutionary parties. Are these parties delivering or just ensuring they monopolise power to themselves? Have they become another form of untouchable ruling class? One begins to wonder if the people vote (assuming elections are fair) because they are satisfied or just out of loyalty and as gratitude to these parties that delivered them from the white colonialist.  

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