Who is the real op­pos­ing party?

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Ngoako Mo­honon Lim­popo When

a woman can­not cook prop­erly, she blames the fire or the pot. Whether the DA paid marchers R100 or not is nei­ther here nor there. The is­sue is, cor­rup­tion in the rul­ing party killed our jobs. So let us not use an al­ge­braic for­mula to solve a geo­met­ric prob­lem. Khahliso Moshe­sha Free State The

ANC is ac­tu­ally as­sist­ing the op­po­si­tion par­ties to do well by cre­at­ing op­po­si­tion within it­self. Premier League is­sues, e-tolls and now tax laws con­cern­ing the prov­i­dent fund are self-in­flicted wounds that pre­vent the al­liance from en­gag­ing on im­por­tant is­sues, such as the up­com­ing mu­nic­i­pal elec­tions. When one looks at the lead­er­ship of all the ma­jor political par­ties, the an­swer is ob­vi­ous: It is a case of the dy­namic youth ver­sus the old, self-en­riched in­di­vid­u­als. Since 2008, the ANC has sys­tem­at­i­cally en­sured that it si­lences all voices of rea­son within its ranks. Jen Hal­lowes KwaZulu-Na­tal So

many im­por­tant ANC of­fi­cials (such as Mar­ius Frans­man and Tony Ehren­re­ich) seem to spend their work­ing lives in a neg­a­tive state, try­ing to desta­bilise a sys­tem that op­er­ates prop­erly – in the quest for per­sonal gain, I pre­sume. Surely, bright peo­ple need some sense of ful­fil­ment and pride in the value their work could add to the coun­try. It is a mys­tery to me that any leader would im­pose such a de­mean­ing job de­scrip­tion on po­ten­tially use­ful cadres! Tobbo Gaut­eng The

slo­gan that the ANC leads does not ap­ply any more. The ANC re­acts to DA and EFF strate­gies. They have noth­ing more to tell and have lost fo­cus com­pletely. Mike Ma­hase via SMS The

ANC has lost its com­pass, as shown by its re­ac­tive be­hav­iour. All its Jan­uary 8 state­ments come to nought as soon as the op­po­si­tion par­ties say or do some­thing. Who else will the DA go to, to high­light the plight of un­em­ploy­ment – R100 or not? What about the loot­ing of govern­ment re­sources to buy food parcels be­fore elec­tions?

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