THE right to vote gives citizens the basis to demand what they want and to make sure the people who are given power realise dreams that have yet to be fulfilled.
This is according to Advocate Vusi Pikoli, who believes that the cross on the ballot paper on its own is not enough and that people need to take ownership of their voting powers by electing leadership with integrity.
Pikoli was speaking at a packed dialogue at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, themed “20 years into the democracy: Has the constitutionally entrenched right to vote ushered in the type of society we all want?”. It was organised by InkuluFreeHeid, Canrad and the Black Lawyers’ Association. – Thulani Gqirana
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