This year’s local government elections will provide South Africans with an opportunity to vote out problematic leaders.
If political parties don’t heed the call to put people first, communities may try to force change through more demonstrations.
The country has a long history of using protests to air grievances, and this may be the one democratic right many feel they can use to change government policy and action.
It’s a hard pill to swallow, but truth be told, the pandemic has exposed socio-economic weaknesses resulting from poor policy implementation and a fundamental failure of political leadership.
The country is currently caught in myriad corruption scandals linked to politically connected people stealing funds meant to help tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.
We can then expect to see increasing numbers of angry South Africans taking to the streets to express their frustration and disgust at a political elite believed to be out of touch with the plight of ordinary people.
However, the real culprit it behind all this is the deep state that has captured the land of South Africa.