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Maruping The-Duke Phepheng

Display name: Maruping Phepheng
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I am black - what is there to tell?

But comrades, come on now. Really. Isn’t it time you stopped giving us councillors who know absolutely nothing other than being popular in the ward?

By now it must be clear to the majority of South Africans that speaking endlessly about president Zuma’s scandalising conduct and hoping the ANC will intervene is a bloody waste of time.

If the Independent Electoral Commission succeeds in gathering a voters’ roll credible enough to satiate thorough tests and scrutiny by all role players, including the courts, we are going to have local government elections this year.

Yesterday afternoon on my way home I switched the radio on and immediately missed Julius Malema and his outfit, the EFF.

We have been busy throughout the year. I know, I know. This is our chance to slow down and revitalise, to forget for a minute about the pounding hustle and bustle, to forget about our enslaving bosses and crazy deadlines. I know.

Can a poor man who gets rich by representing the poor still identify with them? Really?

I would love for us to take a minute and make a fuss about a simple supposition.

The public needs to be changed into a reading public.

Ben Okri is a prolific writer. He is in fact considered one of the best post-modern and post colonial authors.

Contrary to some who feel that the conduct of EFF parliamentarians was wrong when they launched the now famous #bringbackourmoney onslaught, I think not.

So, I ask again: what has been your active, transformative role in the past twenty years and what are the results thereof? How is your life? Indeed are you happy? Is your neighbour better off as a result of your vote?


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