Electoral dysfunction: with these three pretenders, SA is a ...


Electoral dysfunction: with these three pretenders, SA is a collapsing man

Ramaphosa can’t keep the lights on, Steenhuisen thinks he’s Michael Jackson and Malema has never led anything

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There is a video of an apparently inebriated man who, just before casting his vote, desperately tries to keep his balance, but collapses on the makeshift cardboard voting booth. The creator of the short social-media offering has inserted into the video the words: “Me next week Monday”, with a couple of laughter emojis. 

It was a spectacular collapse. 

The weight of things to consider, for many of us, is enough to see us fall, hopefully not on the Independent Electoral Commission’s (IEC) cardboard on Monday. Depending on the rubrics we’ve created to help us decide who to vote for, the collapsing man might be a metaphor for our troubled democracy and the paucity of choices available for the electorate. ..

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