You have a duty to vote
South Africans have been subjected to a disastrous Zuma presidency with the economy taking a huge knock and rampant corruption eroding the very fabric of our society.
In the past week we witnessed an onslaught on our hard fought Constitution; with a majority vote a motion was passed in Parliament to clear the way for future expropriation of land without compensation.
This of course means that any privately owned commercial land as well as private dwellings will be subjected to expropriation by the government without having to pay any form of compensation.
We realise the need for redress of past skewed property ownership, however, it should be done in line with the provisions of the Constitution in its present format.
The time for armchair politics is over. It is the responsibility of every single person over the age of 18 years to register and to vote.
Unfortunately, many people still think that their vote doesn’t make a difference.
Others prefer going to the beach on voting day instead of casting their vote as expected from responsible citizens.
The weekend of 10 and 11 March affords eligible voters the opportunity to register.
Those who are registered must ensure that their details are updated and that they are correctly registered in the area in which they reside, if not, they will be excluded from voting in the future.
Your vote can protect the Constitution by ensuring that the balance of power in the National Assembly remains intact, ensuring that no specific political party or coalition of parties has a two thirds majority vote to tamper with the Constitution or amend it at will.
Be responsible – register to vote! CHRISTO BOTHA