Mpumelelo Mkhabela | Mirror, mirror on the wall, how our politicians reflect us all

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Municipal election posters of political parties in Soweto.
Municipal election posters of political parties in Soweto.
Photo by Gallo Images/Fani Mahuntsi

The political party that gets most of the votes will say a lot about who voters believe best capture the national sentiment, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela. Next Monday, we put a mirror to ourselves. For who we elect says a lot about us collectively. 

There is no better gauge of the national mood than competitive elections. The outcomes of the 2021 municipal elections will produce not only winners, losers and kingmakers; it will also indicate the sense of our national mood. 

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