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The argument goes: "The ANC succession debate is too important to leave to ANC members. All South Africans should take part in the debate."
Professor Buhlungu of the Wits Sociology Department stressed the point.
This argument is dangerous. The way the parliamentary system works is that each party chooses its leaders and voters then decide on who to support based on ideology, leadership and a hint of bias. Yes, bias plays the biggest part in South African politics, but the logic that non-ANC supporters should choose leaders of a party they might eventually not vote for is warped.
The problem with analysts is they assume their opinions are logical and intelligent instead of simply being opinions. I'm not an ANC member and as much as I want Cyril Ramaphosa as leader, I can't demand his nomination.
If the ANC is stupid enough to elect Jacob Zuma, it will not get my vote.
If the DA keeps churning out leaders with double standards, neither will it.
To assume that an ANC leader is already the country's leader is dangerous. It implies that whatever the ANC does has the support of all South Africans. Also, if people take part in choosing a leader, they will eventually vote ANC.