Many voters are hooked on their abusive rulers

26 May 2024 - 00:00

The outcome of South Africa’s election will depend on whether large numbers of black voters can break the psychological barrier of “trauma-bond voting” in which they support the ANC based on a shared past and identity, and overcome their fear of voting for the unknown...

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