PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Lerato_Dee
 
Comments: 31
Article views: 18
 
 
Latest Badges:


 
View all Lerato_Dee's badges.
 

The DAgang Divorce, EFF advantage?

05 February 2014, 12:25

What really transpired during this week long relationship?

We all know that the madam (Helen Zille) had been interested in the Doctor (Mamphela Ramphele) joining DA for a while, long before Agang was officially registered. I at least assume that we all knew that small fact.

The short marriage between the two strong women in South Africa was what most of us did not expect. There is a reason why Agang supporters were not joining DA. Madam’s party had been in existence for a very long time and when Agang was formed, people saw hope and true leadership their way. Imagine the excitement of being led by at least a very educated person, no pun intended there. Both DA and Agang should have seen this coming, their partnership not lasting. It is quiet unsettling that DA thinks that they need a black face for their election campaign.

It is not written anywhere but we are not naïve to think that was the point and intention. In my previous articles, I mentioned that I want ANC out, we deserve better, but if political parties continue pulling stunts like this and confusing the voters, ANC will get what it expects during the election period. That is more than 60% of the seats. My vote was with Agang before the merger and during, which means I was going to vote DAgang but now, none get my vote. Next step, what now? Voters want to trust their leaders to make good decisions on their behalf and represent them well. But when we have “the Madam and the Doctor” pulling such stunts then the choice will be left between EFF and ANC which at the end of the day leave most voters with the ANC. I am not voting for the ANC as well.

Politics in South Africa are very interesting. I always say if all this opposing parties are against the ANC government then why not form one party and contest the elections. The answer is simple, power and greed are what lead us daily. You look at what the greed for power did to COPE, no one wants what is best for us, and it is about each of them being there.

Let us look at EFF, political parties are like a business move, it is about knowing your target market and we must agree that Julius Malema knows his. He knows where to go and when. His strategies are not to lure the advantaged and well educated but it had always been to lure the opposite. I do not think we will ever get Julius seriously campaigning at Waterkloof, think about it.

EFF will get the expected seats, not the presidency one of course but the expected number, all because Agang voters do not want either DA or the ANC. I believe that the DAgang merger was the biggest rise for EFF. I am also not voting EFF, nutshell, my vote is lost. Again, I am not being sarcastic.

@Lerato_Dee

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

 

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
31 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Jerry Kole
A Pauper's Memorial Service

His body lies in state by the roadside - a poem. Read more...

0 comments 194 views
Submitted by
Shirley Hollander
Why I oppose the NHI – a reply to...

Even if the rich guys are willing to share equally while they’re paying the lions share, there still won’t be enough to go around. Read more...

0 comments 233 views
Submitted by
Rev Maudu Morudu
Luthuli house has powers, not Mbe...

I am not convinced at all that Mbete was telling the truth when she said that, she did not have powers to allow for the use of secret ballot in the motion of no confidence in Zuma. Read more...

0 comments 506 views
Submitted by
Thandolwethu Mene
Jacob Zuma is dragging South Afri...

The rot that is clogging up our law enforcement agencies is entirely President Zuma's fault. Read more...

0 comments 295 views
Submitted by
Robert King199
The toppling of a president

The nation lives in hope that all loyal South African politicians will rally to use this opportunity to save our country and and move forward to resurrect the rainbow nation in all its splendour.  Read more...

0 comments 98 views
Submitted by
Revelgen
Those emails are an atomic bomb u...

Zuma tried to laugh it off in Parliament. But he will be laughing on the other side of his face as the full extent of state capture becomes understood by the poorest rural ANC supporters. Read more...

0 comments 337 views
 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2017 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.