Politicians are wasting their time on the campaign trail


- citizen.co.za | 4 months ago

Logging into social media lately, turning on the TV and watching or listening to the news bulletins has all resulted in news sources being filled with campaign tactics to win over voters.

For example: The ANC’s Cyril Ramaphosa and Inkatha Freedom Party’s Mangosuthu Buthelezi visiting the flood victims of Durban, offering condolences and wads of cash under the guise of seeking votes; The Economic Freedom Fighters’ Julius Malema travelling to Kimberley, Alexandra and other parts of the country to denounce white supremacy, instil black pride and trash-talk the ANC, with the agenda of having an X marked next to his name next week; Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane and its master, Tony Leon, brought out of retirement, travelling across Gauteng, continuing to make promises of a better, equal South Africa while their nemesis, Aunty Pat de Lille, makes jabs at her former employer to gain support for her new Good party. Ramaphosa was even caught in an image wiping snot off a woman’s nose during his campaign trail – a clear indication of the desperate times that have seen the desperate measures our politicians would go to for power.

Driving into Winterveldt north of Pretoria last week to attend the opening of a police station by Police Minister Bheki Cele (another vote-seeking initiative), I came across a familiar sight of the charred remains of a tyre in the road.

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