Does the 2019 national election offer hope for the working class?1 min readReading Time: < 1 minute
Workers On Wednesday 5 December
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Since 1994, the African National Congress has consistently captured the majority of black working class voters. Consequently it has been the ruling party since the first democratic elections. But in recent years it has suffered a major credibility crisis due to its brutal repression of strikes and protests, failures to deliver services to poor communities, mismanagement and corruption, as well as direct theft from the poor as in the SASSA and VBS cases. Already, this has caused the ANC to lose power in major metros such as Johannesburg, Tshwane and Nelson Mandela Bay. In today’s show, we assess and analyse where the votes of the majority of South Africans, the black working class, are likely to go.
- Shaheed Mohamed – Socialist Revolutionary Workers Party
- Dale Forbes – independent political analyst