We've got news for you.

Register on SowetanLIVE at no cost to receive newsletters, read exclusive articles & more.
Register now

Role of opposition parties to benefit all of society

Democratic organisations and individuals govern society by the will of the people. They are forever conscious of the fact that they are in their positions by the will of the people, not on their own free will. They would therefore not declare themselves "leaders of society", only dictators would do so.

Democracy is about the will of society, not that of a few individuals in that society. Society expresses such will through referenda and by election of those among themselves that they deem to be capable and with enough integrity to run their affairs. It is clearly a matter of choice on the part of society...

This article is free to read if you register or sign in.

If you have already registered or subscribed, please sign in to continue.

Questions or problems? Email helpdesk@sowetanlive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00.

Would you like to comment on this article?
Register (it's quick and free) or sign in now.

Speech Bubbles

Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

Commenting is subject to our house rules.