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Archbishop Desmond Tutu's statement about not voting suggests that the ANC is the only political party in South Africa.
Before blacks won the vote, we endured many human rights violations from the then government. Many were arrested, even killed for minor "offences" such as being in the CBD without a pass or for using a whites-only toilet.
This resulted in brave South Africans struggling for the right to vote and for a democratic South Africa. And many died in the process.
Tutu seems to be kicking these achievements in the face, although he too braved apartheid bullets. For him to say he will not vote is utterly irresponsible. I cannot understand it coming from a man of his social standing.
When people such as Petros Jabane and Basil February laid down their lives for a South Africa free of tyranny, exploitation and racial discrimination, they did not do it for the ANC only. They laid down their lives for a democratic society where all South Africans are equal before the law, for the right to vote for any political party, for the right to choose and the right to express oneself freely.
If South Africans have lost confidence in the ANC, this does not mean that they cannot form their own party or vote for another one.
Tutu's statement suggests that the ANC is the only political party in South Africa.
Sibusiso Mlangeni, Johannesburg