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Bheki Mncube reflects on the municipal election
Bheki Mncube reflects on the municipal election


Mongameli, His Excellency Cyril Matamela Ramaphosa. I have a great sense of unease about the future of our homeland. I get an impression that the democratic project stitched so carefully together by our forebears is coming undone.

Evidently, something is rotten in the State of Denmark. Our democratic project is unravelling faster than the much-famed yet fanciful ANC renewal project. To say nothing of the so-called ANC capacity to self-correct. The unprecedented increase in disengaged voters signals that in a democracy, the proof of the pudding is in the service delivery. The historic 2021 municipal election’s low voter turnout is stunning in its simple message: We won’t vote for our former liberators or lords of misrule.” Obviously, 27 years is a long time to keep spinning a yarn.

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