You competed for our votes, now keep your word

2019-06-04 06:00

Now that the political dust has settled, I hope the politicians plan to keep to their word and the promises made.

In the article “Hello, Mr Premier” published in People’s Post last week, there was again a lot to be said from our new premier. But time will tell if his promises will be kept to us, the people, whether we voted for him or not.

I appreciated that the article also had information on how it works. Politics can be so confusing and the flurry of comments from ‘know-it-alls” on social media does not help us in understanding what any of it means.

I noticed this with the comments from people about Patricia de Lille becoming a national minister. Surely, everyone pretended to become a political analyst about it. But I now understand that as a sworn in member of the National Parliament, she is eligible, along with any other representative to become a minister. I think everyone needs to get that straight.

I too was confused but read a few articles that explained it all. I don’t think all the comments about her being a “sell out” on social media are fair. It is fuelled by ignorance.

I think it will be a very interesting five years ahead and I wish all the new national and local ministers, premier and president well on their terms in office.

With that, as a resident and proud South African, I also want to say that they have a lot of work to do to restore the faith of the people. There was a lot of promises made and hectic campaigning ahead of the vote, now it is time to keep and make good on the promises made. We need good leaders to take South Africa forward.

Bridget Samuels, Email
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