Briefly.co.za shared the worrying news that more than 50% of young South Africans failed to vote. Our readers provide insight as to the probable cause.
Briefly.co.za previously shared the damning statistic that more than 50% of South African youths chose not to vote this year.
While experts agree that the result shows cause for concern, the exact reasons why are debatable.
Briefly.co.za shared the news and received helpful insight from our readers via Facebook.
Based on the feedback, many are disillusioned by the current state of affairs and this is pushing them further away from politics.
Bonga Magungubalana said, “They are unemployed, so they are not interested, to vote is just to give someone a seat in parly you gain nothing.”
Andile Gininda added: “The rate of unemployment is above 50% in this country, which the majority comprises of the youth so it's obvious that our government is excluding us economically then why bother to participate in elections of a government that neglects the future of this country.”
Tibukele Thiza Dlamini said, “It’s a sign something is seriously wrong in mzansi and if Rama is a true leader we will see himself worried about this but if he is not he will be happy he is in power and push his agenda.”
Sharn Ruiters commented, “They are being misled that do not count. They must be taken by the hand and be taught the importance of their say in their country. But it’s us, you and I who do vote, we must implore our friends and circles of communities to be more active and assertive about registering for starters ..... I can say a lot about topic.”
Bernard Jafta said, “Because they only believe in the ANC and that they were not happy with corruption, they will rather go to shopping than vote for any other party, so we the ANC needs to get rid of corruption and all these young people will trust us again.”
Ayanda Tshiluvane added, “Its simple: They were busy with their ‘I don't care attitude entitlement of naivety-stupidity couple with the virtual world of social media!’’
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