Eusebius and callers not convinced SA should give the ANC a second chance

To celebrate the 107th anniversary and to launch their election manifesto, African National Congress (ANC) members gathered at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday.

Callers on the Eusebius McKaiser Show discuss what the manifesto means to them and whether they are willing to give the ruling party another 25 years to rule South Africa.

READ: 'The economy is the anchor of the ANC manifesto'

A caller, Graeme, sarcastically says he would like to 'thank' the ruling party for what they have done for South Africans in the last 25 years.

By that I mean, they have ruined just about everything they have touched. They have ruined SAA, they have ruined Prasa, Denel and most of our municipalities. I think that the manifesto is a load of baloney. How the hell are they going to get investment into this country?

Greame, caller

Eusebius says that as a voter and a citizen he himself struggles with the following question.

After a quarter of a century of ANC governance, do these guys have any credibility and capability left? Firstly, do they have integrity and even if they have integrity, do they have the capability to be able to implement any manifesto? And it is very hard for me to discuss and drill down into each of the elements of the manifesto as if there is no history of governance to examine.

Eusebius McKaiser, Show Host

He adds that if you look at that history, it is a mixed bag as for many people with life being different from life in the early '90s.

But for me, it is not whether I have a clinic in my community that I didn't have in 1980 because if you set your sights low enough you will not be disappointed. The question rather is are we doing as well as we deserve after 25 years? What about the lost opportunities, the incredible levels of corruption and the fact that we have a state that is not a capable state.

Eusebius McKaiser, Show Host

He questions how we can evaluate the gap between what has been achieved and what could have been achieved but for poor leadership and lack of a capable state.

Another caller, Alisha, says President Cyril Ramaphosa asking South Africans to give the ANC another chance is a definite no from her.

In fact, it is a no thank you because living with the ANC is almost as if you are living with an alcoholic or a drug addict, they always tell you that I am going to get clean, but they never do.

Alisha, caller

Thabiso, says the ANC forgets that it has been in power since 1994.

I was going to forgive Ramaphosa if he was not the deputy president during the dark days of the ANC.

Thabiso, caller

Watch Eusebius stance on the ANC manifesto:

Liste below to the full open line:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
'The economy is the anchor of the ANC manifesto'

'The economy is the anchor of the ANC manifesto'

ANC NEC Member Jackson Mthembu says its election manifesto is firmly anchored in plans to improve the economy.

How will expropriation without compensation affect urban housing?

How will expropriation without compensation affect urban housing?

'The government will not go on a rampage to take everyone's property.' says Lwazi Matshigo of the Socio-Economic Rights Institute

[LISTEN] Lumkile Mondi weighs in on the president's manifesto speech

[LISTEN] Lumkile Mondi weighs in on the president's manifesto speech

'The ANC really needs to step up' says political analysts, Lumkile Mondi.

Thousands of ANC supporters gather ahead of the Manifesto launch

Thousands of ANC supporters gather ahead of the Manifesto launch

Party members from all nine provinces started arriving in KwaZulu-Natal as early as midnight.

ANC leaders quizzed about state capture and unity during manifesto drive

ANC leaders quizzed about state capture and unity during manifesto drive

ANC leaders have been deployed to the outskirts of KwaZulu-Natal to tell people to prepare for the elections and vote ANC.

Mashaba wants answers for Gauteng housing grant cut

Mashaba wants answers for Gauteng housing grant cut

He says the grant cut is purely a political exercise to sabotage his governance in the City of Johannesburg.

It's not possible for media to report neutrally, says political analyst

It's not possible for media to report neutrally, says political analyst

Should media houses, analysts and reporters disclose their political preferences or should they aim for the ideal of neutrality?

DD Mabuza joins door to door campaign in KZN

DD Mabuza joins door to door campaign in KZN

EWN reporter Ziyanda Ngcobo says Mabuza has been on the campaign trail speaking to residents in KZN.

Business gives Ramaphosa 6 key issues to address at the ANC Manifesto launch

Business gives Ramaphosa 6 key issues to address at the ANC Manifesto launch

CEO at Business Leadership SA Bohang Mohale says there are six burning issues that it wants Ramaphosa to tackle.

'It sickened me to see the hero worship of Jacob Zuma'

'It sickened me to see the hero worship of Jacob Zuma'

Author and News24 columnist, Max du Preez says the hero worship and bromance between Ramaphosa and Zuma was bizarre.

"We get along just fine!"  President on reports he will hold talks with Zuma

"We get along just fine!" President on reports he will hold talks with Zuma

Reports suggest Ramaphosa has been advised to engage Zuma on issues including state capture and his court case.

Ramaphosa's stance on Zuma reflects mixed messages - analyst

Ramaphosa's stance on Zuma reflects mixed messages - analyst

Pundits discuss the impact of the celebrations that are being held in KwaZulu Natal.

President begins door-to-door campaign in DA stronghold

President begins door-to-door campaign in DA stronghold

President Cyril Ramaphosa started his campaign in the DA-held ward of Masinenge

KZN ANC members welcome Ramaphosa despite factional differences - analyst

KZN ANC members welcome Ramaphosa despite factional differences - analyst

President Cyril Ramaphosa is in Kwazulu-Natal to address communities ahead of the ANC's 107 anniversary celebrations.

What you need to know...when you find a foreign object in your food

What you need to know...when you find a foreign object in your food

ConsumerTalk's Wendy Knowler gives you some tips on what to do when this happens.

ALERT: WhatsApp message on 'hurricane storm' in Cape Town is fake

ALERT: WhatsApp message on 'hurricane storm' in Cape Town is fake

The City of Cape Town's Disaster Risk Centre has been inundated with calls after a fake weather warning circulated on WhatsApp.

'The President’s Keepers' becomes the biggest selling book in SA history

'The President’s Keepers' becomes the biggest selling book in SA history

Almost 200 000 copies have now been sold if its ebook (26 000) sales are counted, according to publisher Tafelberg.

Augmented water supplies will have to wait, as thieves plunder drilling sites

Augmented water supplies will have to wait, as thieves plunder drilling sites

“We urge residents to partner with us if they’re aware of any irregular activity,” says City of Cape Town’s Xanthea Limberg.

R5m worth of CoCT assets targeted by vandals and thieves

R5m worth of CoCT assets targeted by vandals and thieves

According to Councillor Xanthea Limberg, R5 million worth of assets have been stolen at drilling sites in the Cape Flats.

5 things to add to your bucket list if you’re an adrenaline junkie

5 things to add to your bucket list if you’re an adrenaline junkie

Got a heart condition? Then, this is NOT for you. Trust us.

Political desk: 'Is Rama-phoria over already?

Political desk: 'Is Rama-phoria over already?

Political Economist Lebohang Pheko shares her views on the challenges facing the president.

David Makhura on housing, land, growth & the impact of climate change on Gauteng

David Makhura on housing, land, growth & the impact of climate change on Gauteng

Excerpts from the Premier's State of the Province Address 2018

CNN names Cape Town's 'Mama Rosie' among top 10 heroes - vote so she can be No.1

CNN names Cape Town's 'Mama Rosie' among top 10 heroes - vote so she can be No.1

Rosie Mashale, a.ka. 'Mama Rosie', runs a home for vulnerable and orphaned children affected by HIV/Aids in Khayelitsha.

[LISTEN] I don't want people feeling sorry for me says Hugh Masekela

[LISTEN] I don't want people feeling sorry for me says Hugh Masekela

In October, Hugh Masekela announced that he will be cancelling all his public appearances to focus on his fight against cancer.

Popular articles
'Zuma fighting to stop Nkandla being repossessed, can't afford criminal trial'

'Zuma fighting to stop Nkandla being repossessed, can't afford criminal trial'

Zuma is facing fraud, corruption, racketeering and money laundering charges; the trial has been postponed until February.

It's VW, but not as you know it - Why did Volkswagen change its logo?

It's VW, but not as you know it - Why did Volkswagen change its logo?

John Maytham asks what's behind Volkswagen's new-look logo...

Eusebius slams humourous reactions to Bishops teacher's sexual affair scandal

Eusebius slams humourous reactions to Bishops teacher's sexual affair scandal

The teacher has resigned following allegations that she was involved in a sexual relationship with an 18-year old pupil.

5 retirement saving tips for those who left it late

5 retirement saving tips for those who left it late

It’s better to start late than never! The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Jeanette Marais.

[WATCH] Woman faints after hairdresser cuts 12-inch hair without telling her

[WATCH] Woman faints after hairdresser cuts 12-inch hair without telling her

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

[WATCH] Tourist steps out of his car to film lions at Kruger National Park

[WATCH] Tourist steps out of his car to film lions at Kruger National Park

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

[WATCH] Dad dancing with daughter at school concert goes viral

[WATCH] Dad dancing with daughter at school concert goes viral

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.