TOM EATON | Empty slogans mean empty voting booths

Maybe South Africans have realised at last that elections aren’t about drama, they’re about keeping water in the pipes

01 November 2021 - 20:18

Yesterday morning, I stood in a voting booth and had one last look for a party that didn’t exist.

I knew it wasn’t there, of course, but still, as I ran my finger down that column of little squares, each one demanding either grubby pragmatism or naive idealism, I hoped it might magically appear, offering an collection of uncompromised virtues...

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