Leader of, the Economic Freedom Fighters Julius Malema. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO
Leader of, the Economic Freedom Fighters Julius Malema. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO

As election fever engulfs the country in a wild political frenzy, the outcome is not in doubt: the ANC will garner less than 60% of the votes on May 8.

This will be the party’s last election victory. The next election — in 2024 — will result in a seismic shift: the formation of a new government under the EFF’s Julius Malema, who will become the sixth president of SA.

Many will view this as impossible. But the grim reality is that the citizens of SA have had enough. Remember, an outsider like Donald Trump — a political novice — was able to win the US presidency against all odds.

The situation in SA today is reminiscent of an article Ayn Rand wrote in 1957: “When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion — when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing — when you see that money is flowing to those who deal not in goods, but in favours — when you see men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws do not protect you against them, but protect them against you — when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice — you may know that your society is doomed.”

Farouk Araie
Joburg

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