DA Leader gets booed off stage

2014-03-22 08:24

The South African government held its commemorations of Human Rights Day at the south of Johannesburg close to where the Sharpville Massacre took place in 1960, 54 years ago. This was a government event and different dignitaries from abroad and political parties were invited as well.  Government officials including President Jacob Zuma were among some of the people to give a speech and address the masses that were in attendance.

There were media reports which said that President Jacob Zuma was booed when he was introduced to the crowd. It comes as no surprise as the Nkandla Report was just published a couple of days ago by the Public Protector, Advocate Thuli Madonsela. President Zuma is by now used to the booing as it follows him wherever he goes as he was booed twice at FNB Stadium during Nelson Mandela's Memorial and again when Bafana Bafana lost five goals to Brazil.

But an interesting phenomenon which took place at this event is the fact that one of the Democratic Alliance (DA) leaders being Makashule Gana, DA Federal Deputy Chairperson was booed as well. The booes from the crowd were so loud and so vicious that Minister of Arts and Culture, Paul Mashatile had to come to the DA's leader rescue and call the crowd to order. This presents us with a fascinating phenomenon as less than 50 days before the general elections which are due to take place on 07 May 2014. This proves that even though we as ordinary South Africans might be upset with President Jacob Zuma and the African National Congress (ANC); the DA and its leaders do not present us with a good and better alternative to the ANC. These upcoming elections are generally about which political party can manage to attract voters to their direction and away from the ANC by capitalising on the ANC's weaknesses.

Ordinary South African and typical ANC voters are upset with their "beloved" ANC for different reasons to those of white South Africans that would ordinarily vote for the DA. Typical DA voters are upset with President Jacob Zuma and the ANC for the following reasons:

1. Jacob Zuma is incompetent, uneducated, has many wives and should not be leading the country.

2. Jacob Zuma is black.

3. Jacob Zuma was not charged for corruption and managed to escape the 783 corruption charges against him.

4. The ANC has implemented affirmative action and black economic empowerment policies which leaves us with no jobs and space to do business.

5. Jacob Zuma spent R246million of our tax money to build his private home which included a chicken run, swimming pool, helipad, kraal and amphitheater.

Now typical black South African ANC voters are upset and disgruntled with the ANC for the following reasons:

1. The ANC has forgotten about ordinary people on the ground and only lined up their pockets as leaders.

2. The ANC has not done enough in 20 years to eradicate poverty as we still have too many black South Africans who vote for the ANC that live in abject poverty.

3. The ANC has not delivered on its promises of houses, electricity,water, sanitation and jobs when we attained our freedom from white minority rule.

4. Jacob Zuma and other ANC leaders are splurging opulence in the face of poverty and building expensive homes worth R246million whilst they have not fully delivered RDP houses for the black  majority as they have promised.

5. The white master still has economic power and still rules over our lives economically even though we have been voting for the ANC for the past 20 years.

The DA thinks that it can use token black faces to fool us as black people but we can see right through them. We as black people see Lindiwe Mazibuko, Mmusi Maimane and Makhashule Gana as servants of the white madam in Cape Town and we will never separate them from their master. Hence that is why these so called "black caucus leaders" will not have any traction with ordinary blacks and earn our respect simply because they represent white monopoly capital and colonial rule that we fought against for during apartheid.

The DA tactics of rent a black crowd during their rallies and marches to Luthuli House do not fool us as black people. We can see right through them hence DA leaders will continue getting booed even though we might be disgruntled with the ANC. The DA will NEVER be a legitimate alternative to the ANC. Helen Zille's election goals for the 2014 General Elections were to get 30% of the vote and win Gauteng. Both these goals are unattainable by the DA without black majority support and the DA will not gain blacks voters in their millions. The DA will always remain a small regional white party based in Cape Town and will never win the hearts of ordinary black South Africans no matter how many blacks they can rent. They can not rent us all as we can see right through them. The DA's claims that it is the most diverse party in South Africa yet only 15% of their election candidate list to parliament are black Africans. This does not even represent the demographics of South Africa. The DA simply wants to maintain the status quo of white European domination in an African country.

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