Every vote counts!

2016-08-01 08:11

It is that time again... We are getting ready to vote... And it will determine everything...

Once again South Africans are about to cast their votes. Therefore it is time for them to give serious thought about what they want. Voting isn’t just some random activity that we do to prove that we are a democracy. It is serious business! And it will determine what happens in the future...

How does one make a choice? After all there are so many factors to consider...I believe one of the deciding factors should be what we want for our future. The only way to decide that is to look at what has happened in the past...

Looking back over the past few years, it is not difficult to see what we can expect in the future (if the current situation continues). Promises were made, lies were told, money was stolen, corruption thrived and the economy has slowed down. Is that what we want for our future?

If things are to be different, we need to make different decisions. I want to appeal to all South Africans to think carefully about their choices. We are at crossroads in this country. Now is the time to take a stand...

Remember that the choice that you will make, won’t just affect you. It will affect your children and future generations to come. Therefore it is an immensely important decision!

We have to keep the past in mind. We have come so far – 22 years into democracy. Have things changed during these 22 years? Some have, others haven’t. People are still poor, crime soars, corruption is at the order of the day and most of all, we lack political leadership. Is that what we want for the future? I don’t think so!

It is time to take a stand. Every vote counts! Whereto from here? It is easy, think about what you want. Better schools, responsible leadership, an enhanced international image, accountability, honesty from our leaders, a thriving economy and most of all peace of mind.

We don’t want a repetition of the past. We need something different. Therefore we have to make different choices... Is there hope for us? I believe there is! We have other options than voting the ruling part into office. All that is needed is to draw a cross beside a different candidate. Think about who will deliver. Look around you. Do you think that people’s needs have been met so far? I don’t think so....

Those in office have failed us as a nation. People are immensely poor, jobs were lost, the innocent get murdered and parliament is a joke. Do we want that to continue? Think people, think...Now is your time to make a difference! It is a decision of utter importance! Don’t repeat mistakes from the past! You have a choice. Don’t allow politicians to mislead you... Don’t allow yourself to be manipulated...

Remember it is up to you... Every vote counts! If you want things to be different, you need to vote different....

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