From another blog I author, which deals specifially with legal issues.
Our revolutionary leaders chose compromise and peace over absolute power, in 1994, but twenty years into democracy, there is a growing discontent amongst citizens that this approach “sold out” the ideals of the struggle. These calls reached fever pitch in the events leading up to and following the Marikana Massacre, which left the nation feeling at the mercy of a government which can kill without fear of consequence, and hold its citizens ransom to the inequalities which it has failed to address, by denying the victims access to funding at the subsequent enquiry.
Opposition parties have used this event to try to persuade voters to vote out the ANC in 2014, in return for their promise to uphold the aims and ideals of the Freedom Charter and government accountability. Whether these parties will draw enough voters away from the ANC in 2014 significantly to dent its power remains to…
View original post 706 more words