Needed: a new UDF-type alliance on the way to 2024

THE RUBICON ELECTION

Needed: a new UDF-type alliance on the way to 2024

In South Africa, the Rubicon has many tributaries that, sometimes, have to be crossed – or mostly, not crossed. from time to time. But in about 18 months, South Africa will finally come to stand on the banks of the Great Rubicon: the election where voters will have to decide whether the ANC is to continue ruling this country on its own. MAX DU PREEZ believes that the Democratic Alliance could play a determining role in changing the political landscape in 2024, but then again ... that is a very big but.

ONE of the DA's biggest funders has apparently told the party that if its leaders are why the ANC opts for a coalition with the EFF rather than the DA in 2024, their funding will stop.

The big fear, and not an unfounded one, is that an ANC/EFF government would be catastrophic for the economy, constitutionalism and the rule of law and fuel further mismanagement and corruption.

The EFF, led by Julius Malema and Floyd Shivambu, are masters of populism, militant rhetoric and race politics and manipulate the media better than any other party. The EFF turns 10 in July...

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