Do you believe the IEC is independent?
Ally Limpopo No. Its independence has always been an issue. Paul Olifant Northern Cape Its independence has always been questionable. Why doesn’t it make use of transparent ballot boxes so that everyone can see that they are empty on arrival at the voting station? KJ Moshesha Free State I have never believed it was independent, and I still don’t. When an institution defends what it fails to recognise as its responsibility in the highest court and loses, it is not just embarrassing, but shameful. Let us remember that a thief only becomes a thief after being caught, and to some of us any reasoning thereafter is invalid. Jack Cooper Gauteng It is in a shambles, and is dishonest and ineffective. No free and fair elections in future. Victor North West I don’t believe that the IEC is independent from political influence.
Is Hillary the best for the White House?
Carol Fitzpatrick Eastern Cape The fact that she has persevered and prevailed despite threats and insults – hurled at her mainly by misogynists but also by women – definitely makes her brave. She may not be entirely trustworthy, but what politician is? She is banging on the door of the White House – what’s not to admire? She has political acumen, knows the nuances and she deserves this chance. Hillary is a fighter, not a narcissistic bigot. T Price Eastern Cape She will make a terrible president because she is beholden to the banks and cannot be trusted. Joe Gumbi KwaZulu-Natal Without begrudging those who feel strongly about the gender of any country’s presidential nominee or president, for me it is about whether or not the elected candidate will walk their talk by ensuring – in a practical manner – that equal rights are applied for all the citizenry of a country, in terms of access to all its benefits. I do not agree. People must be trusted to use their own discretion when it comes to what they want to watch on TV. Hlaudi Motsoeneng must refrain from unilaterally censoring our public broadcaster.