Maimane: SA heading toward a 'crisis of governance'

- | 4 weeks ago

Speaking at the Brenthurst Foundation, Maimane said: "Institutional politics in our country needs disruption, I think there's a mistrust between citizens and the political infrastructure, and ultimately that will lead us into a crisis of governance".

He told the foundation the South African electorate was motivated by race, reflecting a political landscape last seen in 1994. "In a shrinking economy, there is [a] greater sense of 'me' and a greater sense of 'us' as defined by old historical paradigms of race.

"Therefore, naturally, people are electing public representatives that say, 'well he or she speaks for me because we share the same melanin'.

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