If you weren't already convinced that this newly reunited ANC/EFF alliance is toxic for our future prospects, then the brazen looting of VBS Mutual Bank should help clear things up.

This was an ANC-masterminded heist in which the EFF happily shared the spoils. Against this backdrop of criminal co-operation, consider their desperate attempts to regain control of the metros they lost in 2016 and the threat this poses to public money in these cities. If the VBS scandal has taught us one thing, it's that systemic corruption can unite even the most vocal opponents.

On Saturday September 22 the DA officially launched its 2019 election campaign at Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown, Johannesburg. It was a festive and colourful occasion, attended by thousands of people who had one thing in common: a passionate desire to rescue our country from the destructive path it is on and set it on a new path towards prosperity, inclusivity and safety. There is no doubt we have lost our way as a country. The SA of today bears no resemblance to the country we envisaged for ourselves at the start of our democracy in 1994. Corruption and mismanagement have become endemic to the government, and the result is a country that lags behind its peers on just about every measure you can imagine. Our country still has deep divisions of colour, of gender and religion. But the biggest division in our society is between those on the inside - people with jobs, good education and access to opportunity - and the millions still locked out of our economy. In 1994 we may not have...

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