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Kgalema Motlanthe's election as president shows interesting yet disturbing trends.
Listening to the reactions of radio hosts and listeners to the issue, I noticed a trend for "voluntary democracy eradication".
Over and over people were questioning why the DA "bothered" to nominate a candidate for the president. Callers found it inconceivable and almost insulting that any other party, besides the ANC, even dared to present a candidate.
What happened to the democracy we are supposedly so proud of?
The results of the election for the president revealed some interesting facts: at least 28 ANC MPs did not vote for Motlanthe. This clearly illustrates the profound divisions between the Zuma and Mbeki factions.
This election marks a new alignment of politics between those who believe in the Constitution and the rule of law, and those who believe in the tyranny of the ANC.
Some people seem to accept that the party should be all-powerful - as if this is actually true democracy.
We know that Thabo Mbeki being booted out had nothing to do with his "lack of delivery", but was a simple vendetta the Zuma faction is determined to settle. It's as simple as that.
Is it any wonder that some ANC MPs voted for the DA's Joe Seremane instead of their own comrade?
Manny de Freitas,