Is the DA dying?

Has the DA lost touch of the grassroots or have they ever understood it? One can see that their voices are now divided and in-fighting is leaving them no longer a strong opposition. The EFF, is very close behind them awaiting their position. So whilst they sleep walk through the wilderness as a lost voice, other parties are aspiring to take their place. Organisations like IVOTESA are being warmly welcomed as the hope and integrity of the common South African – not just minorities.

Does the DA actually have a chance? One after another the leadership are dropping like flies. Have they come to the end of their journey? There is no longer a Zuma to blame or the pointing of incompetency, for they themselves have shown to be equally inadequate.

The DA was referred, during the leadership of Musi, to be a White party… and indeed it has shown its true colours. Once social reform at its herald cry to now LBGTI rights and minority issues. The people don’t have water, electricity, education and on it goes, but it’s new leader has decided that they would pursue lobbying for the minority issues – ignoring the plight of the many. Is it because they no longer are able to see or reach those in townships? Or could it be true that they are a White party?

Has the DA lost touch of the grassroots or have they ever understood it? One can see that their voices are now divided and in-fighting is leaving them no longer a strong opposition. The EFF, is very close behind them awaiting their position. So whilst they sleep walk through the wilderness as a lost voice, other parties are aspiring to take their place. Organisations like IVOTESA are being warmly welcomed as the hope and integrity of the common South African – not just minorities.

So are we waiting for the gravediggers to collect the DA or can we not watch the spiraling of the vultures encircle its carcass? The DA is dying and a few words of obituary and a moment of silence would be required for they did fight a good fight.

DA, EFF, ANC or whatever ?

Hundreds and thousands of souls show their patriotism for football despite the long queueing to be seated, the dirty toilets for nothing can come between their passion which unites the fans to their club. Yet there is no passion, no love, just apathy when it comes to politics.

Politics by definition involves the use of power by one person to affect the behaviour of another person. More narrowly, it refers to achieving and exercising positions of governance — organised control over a human community, particularly a state. Furthermore, politics is the study or practice of the distribution of power and resources within a given community (usually a hierarchically organised population) as well as the inter-relationship(s) between communities.

bnTherefore I would not be too quick to pledge my allegiance to any party exercising power over me. I have lived in England long enough to see its religiously devoted seasonal ticket holders of one’s respectively club, whether it being Chelsea, Manchester United or Arsenal etc., receive more for their money than what South Africans do from their local municipalities. If football managers were to govern municipalities and provinces, I’m certain they will do a better job than some lazy, incompetent bureaucrats who can’t even manage their own personal finances yet alone be entrusted with tax payers’ millions of Rands.

ppHundreds and thousands of souls show their patriotism for football despite the long queueing to be seated and the dirty toilets, for nothing can come between their passion which unites the fans to their club. Yet when it comes to polictics there is no passion, no love, just apathy. Numbness and betrayal of the long legacy of lies and corruption which politicians engage in with their loyalty for their party above their constituency – no wonder why patriotism and love for our country is replaced with distrust and suspicion!