“We heard it from the ground, interacting with people, we have seen it in the voting booth, it was a peaceful, non-verbal democratic revolution: people were saying ‘enough is enough; we don’t trust politics and politicians any more’. That is the message. And that is why we stood up over two years ago, to say this is the way of resolving problems at municipalities, is to depoliticise local government.” New Horizon Movement (NHM) leader, Vincent Jones, November 2021.

Where does one start with Mmusi Maimane’s latest political graft, Build One South Africa (Bosa)? The contradictions inherent to the idea are so profound, they make your head spin...

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