2019's elections saw almost all politicians fail on their bold predictions

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- citizen.co.za | 4 months ago

As the 2019 South African elections draw to a close, the public can sit back and marvel at the depths of self-delusion on display by their country’s politicians.

From EFF president Julius Malema telling his party faithful at Orlando stadium that the “red flag would fly high at the Union Buildings after the May 8 vote” to “Best Leader” Hlaudi Motsoeneng insisting he would be the country’s next president, even as results suggested he would be lucky to get one seat, overstated self-belief seems to have been the name of the game in these elections. Hlaudi Motsoeneng.

Whether it was a political tactic or genuine confusion, politicians seemed very eager this year to declare larger potential wins than they were ever likely to achieve.

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