JUSTICE MALALA | With virtually the same policies, these SA politicians should have tea

Mashaba should be engaging with Maimane, Malema with Magashule, because SA needs a strong opposition

05 April 2021 - 19:21 By justice malala

Even the most ardent supporters of the ANC will admit — some privately, most publicly — that the party needs a robust opposition. Those who love SA and its democracy will agree even more fervently that without an active, vocal and strong adversary we — any democracy, for that matter — are doomed.

We don’t need a lively and popular opposition because the ANC is bad, but because great ideas and policies need contestation, challenge and debate before we reach consensus and implement. We need a committed and forceful opposition because any party, even a party of liberation such as the ANC, can fall prey to bad ideas and poor leaders...

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