New year a chance for fresh start

Sunday World - - Viewpoint -

Alot of our cur­rent po­lit­i­cal and eco­nomic woes in South Africa can be traced back to the Ja­cob Zuma years, where his pres­i­dency was char­ac­terised by many in the rul­ing party en­gag­ing in ram­pant acts of cor­rup­tion and fruit­less ex­pen­di­ture with no one be­ing held ac­count­able for their ac­tions.

We have to con­tend with load-shed­ding and high petrol prices as a daily re­al­ity and it will take a mir­a­cle to turn our econ­omy around.

The new year is an­other op­por­tu­nity for vot­ers to pun­ish or re­ward politi­cians in our up­com­ing gen­eral elec­tion. Once again vot­ers will be given the op­por­tu­nity to choose the lead­ers who should put their needs first.

The new year ush­ers in hope for cit­i­zens to take back their power via the bal­lot.

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