Briefly.co.za asked South Africans which political party they felt they could trust the most.
South Africans eagerly shared their views on the dominating parties in South Africa. Most comments were about the African National Congress, Economic Freedom Fighters and Democratic Alliance, but smaller parties such as COPE got a mention.
Overall, South Africans felt that there were too few options to vote for and considered the ANC to be ‘the devil they know’, as one user phrased it. Many felt the EFF were important because they brought attention to important issues, while others felt the DA was trustworthy but also very open about their bias and discrimination.
Facebook user, Herbert Lentsoane, wrote, “They are all the same in intentions. They just differ in names. They sound friendly before elections and once they are in, they forget the voters,” aptly summing up the conversation.
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Many South Africans felt that despite the controversies, the ANC is the only party that has been consistently delivering and improving lives. One Facebook user, Lenah Fikile Khumalo, wrote, “ I'm where I am today because of the ANC; the future party. It’s better to deal with devil that you know than to deal with devil you don't know! Aluta continua!”
Naturally, many disagreed with this opinion and felt the country would have been better off had they not been in power.
Other users felt the EFF had a refreshing outlook and could be relied upon to always call issues as they are. Fulgence Ningaba commented, “Only EFF, because they are educated and respect the human being.”
Many users felt they could trust the DA the most but would not vote for them because the party did not represent everyone’s interests. One user, Dominic Booysen, shared an alternative opinon and brough COPE and other smaller parties back into the running.
“COPE the leader is not called Terror Lekota for nothing. They should join forces with the DA, FF+ and IFP and ACDP and get our beloved SA saved from corruption and empty promises amd hatred initiators.”
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