Danie Toerien
2 minute read
4 May 2021
5:50 am

Am I the only person crying out for an elections alternative?

Danie Toerien

After nearly three decades of ANC promises, most of us have learnt that they are like the Stormers’ trophy cabinet – very empty.

Picture: African News Agency (ANA)

Every election, whether municipal or national, is preceded by two rituals: the ruling party’s promises campaign, and the petition campaign by the Democratic Alliance (DA). Hardly a week after the date for this year’s municipal elections was announced, the ANC was lucky enough to have the president testify before the Zondo commission. Call me a conspiracy theorist, but I just cannot believe the timing was a coincidence. It was the perfect platform from which the president could launch the party’s campaign of countering corruption, fighting fraud and combating crookery within the party ranks. ALSO READ: Ramaphosa calls on alliance partners...