Eusebius McKaiser Discusses Why He Thinks the ANC is Afraid of Electoral Reform
Eusebius McKaiser, author of A Bantu in My Bathroom, has written a columnn for The Star newspaper about why he believes the ANC fears electoral reform.
McKaiser sees that the disparities between the current political system and one that would devolve power into the hands of citizens are quite significant, but wants people to understand the different political models and make informed decisions first and foremost. He argues that if indeed there was electoral reform, the true fears behind the ANC’s reluctance to bring such a system to the table are based on how party bosses control political power.
Last week was quite amusing. So the ruling ANC accused the opposition Democratic Alliance of being populist. Isn’t that refreshing?
This was in response to the DA punting the idea that we should change the electoral system. The DA wants us to change from the current proportional representation system to a mostly constituency-based electoral voting system for determining who becomes our MPs.
- A Bantu in My Bathroom: Debating Race, Sexuality and Other Uncomfortable South African Topics by Eusebius McKaiser
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