Will DA do any better? iLIVE
In response to the letter by Dave Harris ("Blinded by the past", August 3), of course we all want change, progress, better education and so on.
That is why we voted for the Democratic Alliance in the last local elections.
However, after the DA won more wards than expected, what has the party actually done?
We don't see any activity by the DA.
We haven't even met the councillors, but I am sure that we will see them at the next elections.
It comes down to delivery at local level.
The DA, much like the ANC, is failing on its promises at this level.
Would it be any better at running the country?
Let's not be fooled. The DA is just another political party, with its own failures and agendas.
Would it really be able to solve our country' s major problems in a short time ?
Much of the DA is made up of autocratic, ex-National Party politicians who still promote those laws and rules.
We must remember that if the DA rules, it will still have to deal with unemployment and poverty.
It will still have to confront the issue on non-payment of services, taxes and rates.
It will still encounter strikes.
Would it be able to deliver any better than the current government?
The DA will have to adopt a majority black leadership if it wishes to win over the black vote.
Would this ensure that white voters would gain any more than they do now?
Already we see that the DA is focusing most of its efforts on areas where the ANC is failing, as part of its strategy to gain the black vote.
Voters who are not black will always remain in the position they find themselves now.
We need to think with our heads, not our emotions.
The ANC has proven that it can deliver.
It just needs strong leadership. When the ANC finds the right leader, it will truly become a party for the people.