Political promises are the pits, and ANC’s usually end up down ...

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Political promises are the pits, and ANC’s usually end up down the toilet

As the local government elections approach, ANC pledges from 15 years ago still haven’t been fulfilled

Columnist

There were symbols aplenty, and some ghosts from glories past, at the ANC local government manifesto launch on Monday evening.

In ancient Rome, “augury” was the practice of interpreting omens from the observed behaviour of birds. Two days ago in Tshwane there was no shortage of auguries in the ruling party bash.

First was the venue: Pretoria’s Church Square under the gaze of president Paul Kruger no less, two symbols for the price of one as it were. The city is, in ANC revolutionary parlance, under “enemy occupation”. The rickety administration of the DA still holds sway, just, in the nation’s capital...

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