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ANC clings to its liberation ticket, but its expiry date is coming fast

Long-serving dominant parties are eventually undone. Perhaps this is why ours is plundering tax money now

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Hard-pressed taxpayers need to brace themselves for the latest squeeze from the ANC. This is a recent proposal to increase state (i.e. taxpayer) funding of political parties from R146m annually to a whopping R500m, a surge of more than 240%.

It’s an update of the definition of corruption in the city of Chicago – home of Al Capone –  “the real crime was what was legal”.

Before heading for the drinks cabinet or emigrating over yet another of the endless pillages on your pockets at this economically stressful time, it’s worth examining when, if ever, the patient voter and taxpayer cries “halt, enough”...

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