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May Elections

09 February 2014, 11:03
It is that time of the year when the gloves come off. Quiet diplomacy goes out of the window as the politicians suddenly remember that they too went to public schools, and had to ask for salt from the neighbors. Out of the blue, we have leaders with empathy, who kneel at the feet of those they claim to serve in order to hear their cries.
This has become the norm in a society that is just 20 years into its democracy. I only lived through 6 years of apartheid and so I do not wish to delve too much into that subject.
What I do know is that those at the top, used to be so in tune with what their communities wanted. they were the loudest, and regularly had to face the brunt of the law speaking on behalf of a formely timid populace. 
Today they reap the benefits of their hard earned freedom. But is it freedom to lie, cheat and steal from your own people? I am not speaking about Nkandla, but about the party that thinks it is not safe enough for its leaders to travel amongst the people who put them in power. When the people of Bekkersdal asked to see Jacob Zuma to resolve the issue of the corruption within the municipality, he was alleged to have said it is not safe and he cannot go. Instead he sent his acolyte Nomvula, who incidentally hails from the West Rand yet fails to relate to its people, calling the people's votes dirty. 
Election time is said to be a time for people to exercise their power? But where is the power in giving your power away to someone who cares so little about your well being? Discussions within many political parties are about who will fill which position,as seen recently by the DAGANG hullabaloo. The only reason for the failed recruitment of Mamphele into DA was so she could occupy a position of power and influence so as to entrench a system that has silenced so many people that the only voice people seem to have is violence. 
There is a record number of protests in Gauteng, based on issues of delievery, lack of development, lack of safety at their places of employment. Police brutality became a heated subject when Cele was commissioner. But even before then, Zuma had changed the name of the ministry of safety and security to " Ministry of Police" This should have raised alarm bells. Zuma is not known as a strategic thinker, he is claimed not to be able to see beyond the present, but i beg to differ with this view. Firstly; the man has been on a nuptial spree, taking wives, making babies, and leaving many a broken heart. 
But why would he do this? Is it because of his reverence and observance of culture? Me thinks not. Zuma is determined to leave a lasting legacy, and he has the children to keep it growing. He has also built himself a palace to last the ages, and his position has created a few multimillionaires within his clan. He is a man with a master plan. Just a decade ago, he was fighting debt, his political career, and a rape case, and now he is rolling in the dough. Is this not a man with a amster plan.
The problem: his plans have nothing to do with you or your vote. Just him living in luxury, buying chappies at a 500k spaza shop,  and bathing in the water of a 2.8m swimming pool. Self-serving does not begin to describe this man's intentions with your vote. Julius Malema said it nicely in 2011 when he said:" Do not contest Zuma between now and Mangaung, or you will be humiliated". Since then, the latter has been expelled from the ANC, Motlanthe is approaching retirement from active politics, Manuel has become a trophy minister, Mboweni has turned to twitter, and South Africa has been left the poorer.
Petrol prices are rocketting; 40% in the last 4 years; the rand is taking a pounding; people are losing jobs, and all the president has to say is : Indeeeee lendlela esi ihambayo" 
Vote wisely!AmandlaTM
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