South Africans will find some rather pathetic choices when they go to the polls for the 2014 elections. It’s sad to have a country without any credible leaders, and Wonkie wonders when some new face will step up to fix the current mess that is South African politics.
After much public protest and many court trials by OUTA and opposition parties, the ANC finally launched the controversial e-toll system in Gauteng. Wonkie provides a (tongue-in-cheek) positive spin on the e-tolling system and wonders whether South Africans will simply bend over and accept the system going forward.
Strikes in South Africa continue ahead with the petrol-workers taking the lead this time. In other news, Thuli Madonsela is under attack from ANC MPs, Cosatu proves to be a hotbed of extra-marital hanky-panky, and the controversial Protection of Information Bill is sent back for parliamentary review. Catch up with latest bite-sized South African news.
Mamphela Ramphele, leader of the new political party Agang, took a risk in more ways than one by declaring her net worth to be R55 Million. Trust issues from major discrepancies in the figure with those published by Forbes, estrangement from the poor masses, and no equivalent response from Jacob Zuma are possible outcomes.
Real threats of Julius Malema land grabs and unreal unemployment figures might be a concern for some in South Africa. Read all about the EFF Strategy to handle these challenges, the Vavi rape issue, and more in this Wonkie News exclusive.