Western Cape has cho­sen

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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.

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