No Justification To Spoil Ballot

2014-04-16 10:48

I believe Ronnie Kasril’s approach to tackle corruption and the self-aggrandizement by some members of the government is rather extreme.

I do understand Kasril’s frustration at the rampant corruption in government, because intrinsically he is a person interested in human rights and justice, thus the current reputation of the African National Congress (ANC) led to this radical campaign.

While I understand the motivation behind the “Sidikiwe! Vukani! Vote No or at least spoil their vote”, campaign, I truly believe voting is important for a democracy to work and I hope that people do the right thing and cast their votes in this year’s national elections.

The “Sidikiwe! Vukani!” campaign will make the upcoming elections uncertain and thus trivialise the elections.

By spoiling a ballot nothing will be achieved and voters will give away their right to elect a party who will make responsible decisions on their behalf about how government should function.

By going out to vote and casting a mark on a well-researched party will make a difference and therefore I feel that people should be voting instead of wasting a ballot.

The right to vote in South Africa came at a huge cost of lives and sacrifices and therefore should never be taken for granted. It is a right that we all have to value, guard and protect very carefully.

If an individual is disillusioned with the party that they had initially voted for, they can vote for another party. With so many political parties having registered to take part in the up- coming elections, voters have a wide choice and have no justification to spoil their ballot paper.

It is a sad reality in South Africa that leaders in the political, private and now even in the religious sector put themselves first ahead of the needy masses.

Veterans and stalwarts of the African National Congress (ANC) and other struggle heroes need to constructively apply their minds and address the legitimate concerns of the ordinary people with the ruling party.

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