At this rate, no one's going to vote at all in 2019

30 April 2018 - 06:30
Neither President Cyril Ramaphosa nor DA leader Mmusi Maimane are presenting voters with very alluring policies.
Neither President Cyril Ramaphosa nor DA leader Mmusi Maimane are presenting voters with very alluring policies.
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Unless President Cyril Ramaphosa pulls a fast one on all of us and makes a dramatic announcement soon, we are now exactly one year from the 2019 national and provincial elections.

Who will win? Sadly, our leading political parties seem to be working extremely hard to ensure that voters are so disillusioned that they will stay at home on the day.

The Democratic Alliance’s vaulting hypocrisy in dealing with its two leaders, Western Cape premier Helen Zille and Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille, and their transgressions has unmasked it as a leaderless, spineless, unethical and tone-deaf entity that now undermines particularly the black constituency it has attracted through its admirable stance against corruption.

Forget the appalling and outrageous “colonialism was not too bad” view itself: the failure of the DA to act against Zille for her shocking racial trolling on Twitter, her continued showing of the finger to the likes of Mmusi Maimane by constantly asserting her discredited “view” that colonialism had its positives, can only lead to one result and it is that putting an X next to the DA becomes impossible for many.

In the meantime, the party that sits on its hands while Zille trolls every right-thinking South African has thought up and implemented a special law to get rid of De Lille.

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