The more par­ties the mer­rier

Sunday World - - Viewpoint -

Pa­tri­cia de Lille’s new po­lit­i­cal party to con­test next year’s gen­eral elec­tions can only ben­e­fit South African ci­ti­zens.

With the power of the

ANC, our ma­jor po­lit­i­cal party, wan­ing, the two op­po­si­tion par­ties, the EFF and DA, have filled the gap for some but there is room for more par­ties to thrive.

Vot­ers com­plain­ing of the cor­rup­tion malaise that has af­flicted gov­ern­ment and is as­so­ci­ated with the ANC, will now have other choices. This means par­ties will stop tak­ing vot­ers for granted.

The con­tes­ta­tion should raise the stan­dards and cal­i­bre of rep­re­sen­ta­tives mak­ing prom­ises to vot­ers. They have to en­sure they are be­yond re­proach as the voter can now shop around for bet­ter lead­ers.

Wel­come back aun­tie Pat.

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