South Africa: Better the Devil You Know - Why I Will Vote for the ANC

Voting day in the 2014 general election, Paradyskloof, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

There is only one party that can save South Africa from the mess of the Zuma years, and that is the ANC. The DA is still a party of mainly white men, and the EFF has too many skeletons lurking in its closet to be taken seriously. That's why I am voting ANC.

I will vote for the African National Congress for the National Assembly and for my province, Gauteng. I will be casting my vote first and foremost as a concerned South African citizen. I respect my party, the ANC, and believe its leadership under President Cyril Matamela Ramaphosa will continue with greater vigour the removal of all the individuals who through greed, abused the trust of the people who voted them into office by becoming corrupt. The reasons I'll cast my ballot for the ANC are the following:

I am confident that people in the ANC lists who are implicated in criminality will not be given senior leadership positions in provincial legislatures, in Parliament and in the government, as cabinet ministers, for instance. There are many good young woman and men on the lists who will do a great job if given the opportunity.

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