Think about your choice when you vote
Is the resurgence of political parties a sign of a united democratic voice against an unjust and inhuman regime? Or is it opportunistic careerist stunts?
THE formation of the liberation movement in 1912 was the culmination of several resolutions taken by a united people.
They stood together from different walks of life and different ideologies.
They united in one purpose, to liberate the oppressed South African natives from a repressive and inhumane regime.
As Che Guevara said: “The desire to sacrifice an entire lifetime to the noblest of ideals serves no purpose if one works alone”.
This history is in no way a new revelation, but it forms the foundation of my question.
Is the resurgence of political parties a sign of a united democratic voice against an unjust and inhumane regime?
Or is it opportunistic careerist stunts?
The character of the new political parties and the opposition is one of rebellion.
Individuals feel they have been denied positions in existing political parties. Some are of individuals trying to find relevance and to survive, and others are groupings of minorities trying to protect the privileges that they enjoyed under the apartheid regime.
If indeed there is something that all these parties have for the masses, why is it that they are not uniting under one umbrella to fight against what they believe is wrong and unjust?
Let the electorate not vote for impressionable characters but for the love of the country.
The author is a Sunday World reader.