Written by on March 5, 2024

Written by: Tasha Siziba


As the Election Day approaches, our young democracy has experienced lost opportunities, lack of thought-leadership, poor moral values, rampant corruption, and an uninspiring future vision.

The Azanian People’s Organisation (AZAPO), representative Jabu Rakwena, said the weakening of constitutional institutions has resulted in poor moral values and corruption, leaving us with an uninspiring future vision.

“South Africa lost an opportunity by aborting the all-inclusive patriotic forum to chart the future. Intra- party contradictions and narrow-mindedness drove away visionary and thought- leadership.”

In January, President Cyril Ramaphosa reportedly told an ANC rally in Mpumalanga that only the ANC could be relied on to keep supporting South Africa’s poor through social grants and the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).

Rakwena says, South Africans have been conditioned to believe that there is no future without and beyond the ANC government.

“The ANC is also driving this narrative with her scare tactic of an end to social grants once ANC is voted out of power. The apathy, dejection and jadedness we witness among our voters, and primarily the youth, is partly driven by this observation.”

AZAPO believes none of all the political parties, even when lumped together, have enough membership to form a government.

The proliferation of many parties that are flooded with millions of rands, but lacking clear vision for the future, is part of the project to destabilize the left wing and consolidate the right wing, Rakwena said.

“AZAPO is calling upon the masses to seriously consider their future and ensure long-term vision of prosperity and success for coming generations by voting into office an AZAPO government that is not beholden to anyone other than the best interests of Azania and her people.”

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