Western Cape has chosen
perturbed by Yonela Diko’s letter “Black people, take back Western Cape” (City Press, July 26 2015).
Instead of imploring black people to take back the Western Cape, Diko should ask: Why does the Western Cape, which is 80% black, have a white premier?
There’s nothing criminal about any province having a person of any race as premier. We are a nonracial society and reserve our right to elect anyone we want.
Who does Diko want to lead the Western Cape? Why is Diko’s choice a better one than that made by the people of the Western Cape? Has Diko ever tried to understand the politics of the province? The answer is no.
The tone of the letter clearly shows how shallow-minded Diko is about the political set-up in the country.
Is Diko not aware of jobs for pals in the ANC government? Or that tenders are awarded to those with political connections in the ANC government? Or that the ANC government grants a licence to its members to do as they please with the state’s purse?
Surely, Western Cape voters have realised this, which is why there’s a white premier. It’s not rocket science.