"We the people have given [President Cyril] Ramaphosa and the ANC a final warning," said Ulrich Jooste, looking very pleased with himself, a few minutes after the election results were announced. Jooste, a self-employed shuttle driver who doubles as an estate agent, went on: "The people are the employers of the political parties we put in government. SA is like a big corporation in which we, the people, are the shareholders. As in the corporate world, continued employment of the CEO and his or her team hinges on satisfactory performance." This was one of the many conversations I had in recent days that dispel the myth that those who support the ANC are ignorant people who vote with their hearts, with no consideration for inclusive socioeconomic development, corruption and state capture. Most of the people know what they want, and what they don’t want. They don’t want corruption. They don’t want poor service delivery or directionless service that does not better their lives and free ...

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