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Nomvula Monkonyane, President Jacob Zuma and Sihle Zikalala during the party’s Siyanqoba rally ahead of Nquthu bi-election on May 21, 2017 in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Zuma told residents living in Nquthu not to be left behind as the country continues to progress and must allow for the African National Congress (ANC) to better their lives.
Nomvula Monkonyane, President Jacob Zuma and Sihle Zikalala during the party’s Siyanqoba rally ahead of Nquthu bi-election on May 21, 2017 in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Zuma told residents living in Nquthu not to be left behind as the country continues to progress and must allow for the African National Congress (ANC) to better their lives.
Thuli Dlamini

Historically, South African citizens are celebrated for having overthrown the apartheid regime. This historical event accentuated the fact that people, both as citizens as well as voters, have the power to overthrow and instate the government they want.

The first South African democratic voting experience legitimatised the citizens’ votership as a much-needed “roar” to validate the desired style of government.

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