In City Press Voices: A squatter camp called Ramaphosa, myth about ANC’s glorious past, which country will Mabuza serve?

2019-04-14 07:20

These are some of the headlines in your City Press Voices section today:

Let’s ditch myth about ANC’s glorious past

Accusations about the manipulation of ANC election lists are nothing new. Nor, for that matter, is evidence of corruption, nepotism and the existence of patronage networks, writes Terry Bell.

Rebooting our democracy

ANC stalwart and Corruption Watch chairperson Mavuso Msimang says it is time to usher in a new order that gives us the government and democracy that we deserve and of which we can be proud.

Which country will Mabuza serve?

University of Johannesburg associate professor of politics Mcebisi Ndletyana asks if the ANC can really still tout itself as the vanguard of our sovereignty, a repository of our national pride?

With former president Jacob Zuma nearly collapsing the economy by agreeing to the nuclear deal by Russia, Ndletyana questions if Mabuza – if he were to replace Cyril Ramaphosa as president – would not give the deal the green light considering that he, like Zuma, was treated for poisoning in Russia.

Why children kill

Educational psychologist Simangele Mayisela explores why children, some as young as seven, kill.

“The sad truth is, children have the capacity to commit murder and have a myriad of reasons for doing so. Awareness is not enough; society must rid itself of the many causes in order to reduce the harm on our children,” she writes.

A squatter camp called Ramaphosa

Dikeledi Molatoli spent several nights at Ramaphosa squatter camp in Germiston to support a grieving family, and asks the question: “Have we built a society where the injustices of the past no longer define the lives of the present?” Her answer is a resounding: “NO”.

We are voting in the past – the future is female

There are more everyday examples of inconvenience, and all of it explains why the world often feels ill-fitting to so many women and underlines why it matters who represents you when decisions are made about what is most important, writes Gayle Edmunds.

Of cheese, wine and hooligans

The irony was totally lost on the Ace Magashule lot who were singing Asiyifuni imidlwembe (We don’t like hooligans) as they ran riot this week at a bookshop and tore up copies of the book that was being launched, writes Mondli Makhanya.

. For more on these and other opinions, get your copy of City Press today.

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