Cape Flats caller tells Eusebius coloured people 'feel forgotten'
With the election year in full swing, some people are confused as to which political parties they vote for.
Charlene called into the Eusebius McKaiser Show and says she is stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes to which political party to vote for.
She says the Democratic Alliance (DA)'s ruling in the Western Cape is no different to how the African National Congress (ANC) rules in other parts of South Africa.
It is only fluent rich people that get looked after, my mother is still living in a flat house for 40 years and it has not been given to her and she still pays rent.Charlene, caller
There are backyard dwellers, they are talking about gap housing, it never comes up and people here (Western Cape) are living in squalor and poverty. It is going from bad to worse in the township and the gangsterism is rife.Charlene, caller
She adds that at the end of the day it is the corrupt rich people that benefit from political parties.
Civil society needs to stand up, but who do we vote for? Where do we go too?Charlene, caller
Eusebius also weighed in Charlene's question saying we know that Cape Town is not an exception to the South African story of apartheid spatial planning despite what DA politicians insist on.
We know that you have apartheid spatial planning, that you have deep inequality across the city economically and geographically and otherwise as you do in other parts of the country.Eusebius McKaiser, presenter
Here is my question to you and other people in the Cape Flats, why do you keep voting for the DA?Eusebius McKaiser, presenter
Charlene responded by saying that people keep voting for them for different reasons.
The first person that comes along with a very good idea, they will rather go with that because our people have been conditioned to think that black people are otherwise. It is the older generation that still imprints this thinking to their children.Charlene, caller
She says she thinks that the majority of coloured people that are voting for the DA across the Cape Flats are motivated by the anti-black racism rather than genuinely happy with the DA.
It is entrenched in the thinking of most coloured people who live in squalor have that way of thinking. I don't know who to vote for, I am between a rock and a hard place.Charlene, caller
He says the ANC disappointed the coloured people when they came into power and forgot about the coloured people.
Listen below to the conversation between Charlene and McKaiser and the open line:
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