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The irony of our elections

13 February 2014, 11:51

It’s an irony how the Political Parties react to the dawn of elections. Most of the elect have shown to put the cart before the horse, by focusing their energies when in office on unscrupulous acts, centered on fulfilling their egos and the desire for power. It has become a norm with government official/s and the designated to take inasmuch whilst they are in office, to fill their own stomachs prior to the political mandates set forth by their organization they represent. They are intent on acquiring prestige, with disregard of the law and misusing the designation they so charmingly and eloquently attained.

The promises laid before the poor and poverty stricken Citizens are enormous, but when it comes in implementing such necessities, it’s a game of hide and seek after the elections have been won. A Youth of 20years in the Township is bombarded with all kinds of dogmatism and slogan shouting, one party after another campaigning to give a better life for the previously deprived populace, such tactics aimed at taming the mind of the destitute.

We have political parties led by conspiring leaders, who are adamant on fulfilling their agenda’s. The people of South Africa are faced with a dilemma of political warfare, each party trying to stay above water or gain some political popularity through devious means to achieve some few seats in the cabinet.

Interestingly, most of the “campaigns” are targeted at poor Townships and in Rural areas where Service Delivery is non-existent and communities experience high rates of unemployment; housing shortages, and most people have not yet felt the “hand” of democracy, since our late father Tata Madiba walked away from the chains that deprived him of his livelihood, for 27 years incarcerated.

We hope and pray that whoever wins the elections and comes into power will bring much relief to our poverty stricken voters. The socio-economic imbalances should be addressed without ceasing, in order that all who have dared to put their hand on the ballot box should reap the benefits of a democratic country.

We salute Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela for his selfless endeavour, to free our society from the bondage of apartheid, and brought together a Rainbow Nation, that is politically; socially and economically balanced. We aspire to the ideas that he shared with his people that all people are equal and should be treated with dignity, irrespective of colour; race; or creed; and religion. The wealth of the country should be inclusive, not for the individual/s few, and on the expense of the masses.

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