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    Posted May 6, 2014 by
    Cape Town, South Africa
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    The Africa we don't see

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    Disappointing Disabled Democracy in South Africa

    During the apartheid regime we fought for our freedom from white domination. The advantaged whites had the right to vote for the political party of their choice. They prided themselves in voting for a party that stood for something and more importantly, kept their campaign promises.

    Political parties in South Africa today have zero accountability for the unkept campaign promises.

    In business unkept promises amounts to breach of contract and normally results in one having to fix,pay up, or be replaced and face court action.

    In cases where promises are not kept the perpetrator is branded as a liar.

    If only we could hold political parties to their campaign promises, and make it criminal for them to break it. Campaign promises are the reason for the success of political parties in gaining the votes they need to win elections. We vote for the political party who promises us the things we need and want. Since campaign promises are the basis of the votes they receive, they must be accountable for those promises with serious repercussions for failure.

    The Sad Truth
    Political parties will keep on insulting our integrity with campaign promises they cannot keep in the hope of getting our votes. The payoff, a massive 60 months with pay! Maybe it is just me, but that looks a lot like FRAUD!

    On the 7th May 2014 South Africa goes to the polls again to vote for the political party based on the promises they are making. Twenty years into our democracy, and we either fix this now, or it will only get worse.

    We have a disabled democracy which is further being crippled by dishonest politicians who are only in it for the money. Will our democracy be permanently disabled? Only time will tell!

    Brian D.

    Cape Town South Africa
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