So here we are …the 2009 elections.
I have freshly returned from offering my opinion in the form of a cross down at the local electoral offices. I’m not going to get precious and secretive about my petty vote…it went to the D.A.
Frankly nothing regarding the D.A inspires me. It’s headed up by a woman , which if you’ve never met one is basically the lovechild of a cat and a leech. A woman who isn’t young enough to shag or old enough to abuse her dementia to creep into her will….so not even a useful woman at that. But it does offer one thing I liked : No Jacob Zuma.
Now Jacob Zuma is going to win the election by 67%. That’s my guess. To be fair it’s an educated guess based on data and surveys that in every elections turn out to only deter by less than 1%, so no getting shocked when it turns out perfectly accurate. I wish it wasn’t the case …Jacob Zuma is a lying, sociopathic populist whose cronies have used our tax money to buy votes in the form of food vouchers and financial amnesties to the poor. But without getting too negative I force myself acknowledge a very simple fact. That’s not the reason he’s going to get elected. And here it is…
The A.N.C have done a damn brilliant job.
As I commented in a recent response to a reader, I stated how I had recently being exposed to the townships in the town I lived and was amazed at how they had developed. I also spent a holiday in the Transkei and could barely recognize it for the improvement in living conditions. Even in the most isolated of places. Rdp houses, water ,electricity, schools , clinics etc everywhere !! Millions and millions of poor South Africans are living a much better life now thanks to the A.N.C …and the change has been swift and massive.
So it’s with a heavy heart that for the first time since 1994 I feel a great sense of cynicism towards the next few steps the country will be taking. It’s in my nature to be optimistic and I hold hope that the economy recovers to grow at a good rate again in the late stages of this year and that DESPITE the government we continue on the path to human dignity for all and this holds off the socialist temptations just long enough for the old race obsessed leaders to die out and make way for the educated youth.
So on that note , excuse the lack of humour or wit in today’s article, but I’m not really seeing the funny side of it all right now. With that said despite the result I'm not going anywhere...this country is too wonderful and full of potential to give up on. Let's try something new...being mature and debating the future of this beautiful country.