Commentators, armchair critics, and others have expressed surprise at my campaigning for the DA in this election. Their surprise surprises me. The future of our country depends on a strong, growing challenge to a corrupt and irredeemable ANC. It is incomprehensible, given what we know of the ANC and the way it functions, that there are commentators who still think the ANC can save SA from the ANC; that a weaker DA will somehow help the ANC reform itself. The harsh truth is that the ANC is irredeemable because it is a large spiderweb of corruption, held together by patronage links among compromised individuals. Former president Jacob Zuma was right when he said the ANC would never put him in the dock to answer corruption charges because he knows too much about everyone else. This is also the real reason the entire ANC list is populated by ethically compromised individuals (even though the party’s own integrity committee says they are not fit to hold office). They know too much to be...

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