The Multi-Party Charter (MPC) coalition led by the Democratic Alliance (DA), ActionSA, and the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) would bring better governance for South Africa, says Phumlani Majozi, an independent political analyst.
He says, as an alternative to the ruling ANC, there are two parties with experience in governance in the coalition: the IFP governed KwaZulu–Natal (KZN) from 1994 to 2004, and the DA, which currently governs the Western Cape.
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SAYING THERE’S NO ALTERNATIVE TO ANC IS NOT TRUE, SAYS ANALYST
“Democracy is about holding leaders to account if they don’t perform. South Africans must fully understand that staying at home and saying there are no alternatives when there are is counterproductive for our country,” says Majozi.
“The issues as we head to the election are clear. They range from sky-high crime to an economy that underperforms and can’t create jobs rapidly. Corruption remains a serious problem, and blackouts persist,” he said.
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‘THERE SHOULD BE NO CONFUSION ABOUT REPLACING ANC’
In the latest Corruption Perceptions Index by Transparency International, South Africa scored its lowest score ever, and efforts to fight public sector corruption are losing the battle.
Majozi says Ramaphosa’s administration has failed to quell corruption. Therefore, citizens who want real change should be clear about replacing the ruling ANC government.
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THERE IS NOTHING NEW THE ANC CAN OFFER CITIZENS: MAJOZI
“There is nothing new the ANC can offer South Africans at this point. Their time has expired. New faces must run the country now,” Majozi said.
He said South Africa is outperformed by poorer countries in the African continent when it comes to educational outcomes, a dismal failure by the ANC.
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