South Africa: Writing the 2019 Election - Everyone Look Busy, the Capitalist Party Is Coming

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- allafrica.com | 4 weeks ago

The launch of the ZACP is at once audacious and courageous (at least for its nomenclature), honest (for its unflinching ideological statement), curious (for its historical naiveté), irrelevant (everyone in Parliament does capitalism in some way or another - even the Economic Freedom Fighters), and a little amusing. Let us deal with the part that's amusing first.

Anyone who has followed electoral politics, especially in the United States, may have heard persistent iterations of statements like "I am not a politician" which is usually followed by assinities like "I'm going to Washington to drain the swamp".

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