2019 South African general election: Analysis and News

'I don't think there is going to be any change after 8 May'

As 8 May is fast approaching, have you decided who you will cast your vote for and on what basis are you making that choice?

Read: Ipsos poll shows decrease in ANC and DA support ahead of 8 May

Is this the most significant election since 1994?

To discuss the upcoming elections and whether there will be a change after Wednesday, 702's Bongani Bingwa talks to Xubera Institute's political analyst Xolani Dube.

I don't think there is going to be any change after Wednesday. I think there was a pitfall during the elite transition in 1994.

Xolani Dube, Politcal anayst - Xubera Institute

We were in a hurry to be in government, but we didn't comprehend the underlying factors of us occupying those administrative positions.

Xolani Dube, Politcal analyst - Xubera Institute

We as South Africans collectively failed to uproot the apartheid economic system and structures, and that is what is holding us back as a country to move forward.

Xolani Dube, Politcal analyst - Xubera Institute

So, we are not going to see a change after 8 May because we didn't deconstruct the economic system of apartheid.

Xolani Dube, Politcal analyst - Xubera Institute

He believes that South Africa is where it is currently because of the apartheid inheritance.

Apartheid is a system that was against humanity and that inhuman system was formed by the underworld as well as the so-called elite of our country.

Xolani Dube, Politcal analyst - Xubera Institute

We have seen how the underworld captured the so-called liberators.

Xolani Dube, Politcal analyst - Xubera Institute

Dube adds that South Africans says these politicians will form coalition governments.

You have to understand that politicians are the elite and they have a common interest, and the common interest is to stay in power and amass wealth amongst themselves.

Xolani Dube, Politcal anayst - Xubera Institute

Democracy is a utopian concept especially in the African context, he says.

In a country like South Africa where we are polarised in terms of race and economic benefit, democracy in its perfect state will always remain elusive and a mirage.

Xolani Dube, Politcal anayst - Xubera Institute

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