OPINION: A crisis of legitimacy

CATEGORY: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery
DATE: 10 April 2019
AUTHOR: Bolander

Listening to talk radio in the lead-up to the May 8 poll, it is evident that many people have no clue for which party they are likely to vote.

A straw poll on Facebook the other day asked “Do you know who you’ll be voting for this time?”, and on Monday at 11am, 40% of respondents had said “Yes, I know exactly who”, whereas 60% had said “Nope. Not a clue”.

While it is hardly a scientific dip into the sentiment of the voting public, read with the on-going debate on social media and on talk radio, it does suggest that there is a great deal of confusion about where people will make their crosses, come the big day.

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