The ANC has managed to find itself at the helm of South Africa for another term, thanks to supporters who voted for them in last week's election. With the announcement of each province's premiers, Mzansi isn't too please with the lack of representation for youth and women on the list.
Something that every politician has to navigate in the current social environment is ensuring previously ignored demographics are represented in their parties.
This is something the Economic Freedom Fighters leaned on heavily, boasting that both the youth and women are part of their proposed candidates lists for Parliament, and the proof has been in the pudding, with the party enjoying immense success during the elections.
However, the ANC has apparently missed the memo, something that was highlighted by the announcement of each province's premiers.
Out of seven premiers, only two are women, and with not one person who could be dubbed youthful, South Africans took to social media to voice their disappointment.
Raymond Nkosi highlighted the severely-neglected female representation, commenting that:
" The ANC continues to fail women, I truly give up. (The) ANC is (a) males only political party."
Both Bruce Nkambule and Thabo Ntsie denounced the lack of faith in the young politicians in the ANC, with Ntsie pointing out that not a single candidate is under the age of 35.
While the position of premier definitely calls for a certain amount of experience and wisdom, the nation's largest political party, which has been in power for the better part of the last few decades, should surely have sent promising individuals to be groomed for leadership positions?
Perhaps this was the reason why the ANC stalled for time with their proposed premiers, waiting until after the elections to make the announcement.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that the Democratic Alliance has criticised the party for failing to disclose who citizens would be voting into power.
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