Many South Africans share an appreciation for the ANC’s role in the struggle against apartheid, the role of Nelson Mandela in reconciling our nation and the progress made towards realizing a better life for all with increased access to basic services, water, electricity and housing.
But under the leadership of President Jacob Zuma unemployment continues to grow, and delivery progress has stalled as state resources are increasingly being channelled towards the enrichment of a connected few.
South Africans are ready for change and they are looking for a political party that will work with them to bring this change to South Africa.
The ANC’s manifesto shows that there will be no significant changes in how the country is run if the party is voted into power for another five yeas.
The ANC is repeating promises. It has shown itself to be either incapable or unwilling to deliver during the 20 years that South Africans have already given them to prove themselves in government.
There are four areas in which the ANC’s promises ring particularly hollow: jobs, corruption, rural transformation and its commitment to leading with integrity.
It is time for a change in government in South Africa.