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Elections 2014: Legacy or Farce

2014-05-07 09:34
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The Maturity of a Legacy: Elections 2014 Will Tell the Tale

Will the legacy of a democratic South Africa, as started by a government of national unity during April 1994, come to an abrupt end with only a few hours to go before the country’s 5th democratic elections or will a once thriving democracy simply continue at the current trend for yet another 5 years. Will elections 2014 be seen as the turning point in the history of a Republic liberated from oppression with her people embracing one another by taking a stand against crime and service, unemployment and corruption or will a deeply rooted sense of loyalty towards a once prominent and proud organization be a dictating factor when the dawn awakens into a new day as remnant ballots are counted and recounted?

On 27 April 1994 South Africans cast their vote in the Republic’s first for all general elections with the majority of her citizens expressing their disgust at J.B.M. Hertzog’s National Party which held dominion for 46 years. A system of hatred and discrimination was toppled within a matter of hours and a legacy embracing all South Africans were born from the tears of the past. From the depths of apartheid a nation ascended bringing about new levels of cultural diversities to a country stagnant to progress.

Impending Farce…?

The political tide is once again however showing signs of a turn against a liberated people with self-enrichment being sought in contrast to desperate calls for safety and security, housing and education. However it may be: South Africa survived the 1973 Muldergate scandal and with elections 2014 looming against the backdrop of yet another scandal, the infamous Nkandla-gate, South Africans will once again, though scathed, emerge to take a stand at the polls. Will a party, if dealt defeat, however stand back in humble retreat or will an unwillingness of an organisation to reprimand and call to repentance a leader implicated in theft writhe its way into the ballot boxes and turn to shams the calls of a nation?

Nelson Mandela’s Fight for Freedom Inspired the World

Will Mandela’s long walk to freedom succumb to loyalties at the commencement of elections 2014 or will the words of this wise old man be brought to remembrance in the queues of democracy? - AMONG OUR COUNTRY'S MAJOR CHALLENGES ARE CRIME, JOBLESSNESS AND CORRUPTION NELSON MANDELA.

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Your 2014 Election Summary

Smaller parties, notably, took a beating. AGANG never made it to the start and COPE became a footnote. The IFP's support was halved, a prime reason being the NFP (IFP rebels), entering the KZN political arena.

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