Hon­ey­moon over for ANC

Sunday World - - Opinion -

THE masses voted the ANC back into power to en­sure con­ti­nu­ity.

But the prob­lem with the rul­ing party is that it doesn’t seem to pri­ori­tise the grievances that its mem­bers have noted dur­ing their cam­paigns for votes. The vot­ers ex­pect to see im­ple­men­ta­tion af­ter voting the ANC back into power.

Politi­cians of­ten treat us like gar­den tools, us­ing us to nur­ture their crops. When there’s fruit, they keep the tools in the garage and en­joy the fruits alone.

I am ea­ger to see how the party will im­prove on ser­vice de­liv­ery. The hon­ey­moon is over. It is time to work. I hope it fo­cuses some of its en­ergy on ru­ral de­vel­op­ment so that many of us who mi­grated to big cities in search for a bet­ter life can move back to our vil­lages. It’s time to prove to us that ev­ery vote is im­por­tant to de­velop our coun­try.

Matome Kubu Ar­ca­dia, Pre­to­ria

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