GARETH VAN ONSELEN: The non-politics of Rise Mzansi
Politics is about winning hearts and minds. Rise Mzansi seems exclusively focused on the mind, at the expense of the heart
SA politics is more a cacophony than a symphony. That said, somewhere in the background, if you listen carefully, there is a new political party trying to introduce a new tune.
Rise Mzansi has yet to register in public polling and, in truth, it is hard to work out exactly what it offers, outside of well-meaning general sentiment, but it is taking itself seriously, which is more than a lot of new parties do. And so it is worth thinking about in turn. ..
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