As the municipal elections approach, all of the political parties and their leaders will be out in force, attempting to encourage voters to cast their ballots in their favor. On the streets, poles, and bustops, we can see a variety of posters advertising the various participants competing. Some even go door to door, pleading and seeking people to cast their ballots in favor of them.
The following is an illustration of campaign posters:
Campaigning is not something I believe in. Everyone has made up their minds on who they are going to vote for. You will never be able to persuade someone who has already made up their mind, no matter how many days you campaign or what tactic you use.
A poster of one of the ANC candidates, on the other hand, sparked quite a commotion on social media. It is quite terrible that people make snap judgments about someone based on their physical appearance or appearances. As a result of his poster being circulated on social media, Mduduzi Shngwe, who is running for ward 2 of the Ophongolo municipality, has become a laughing figure, with some people hurling "hurtful insults" towards him. Take a look at his photo below:
"Just by looking at him, you can tell that he's going to do it," wrote the individual who posted it on Twitter as a caption. After reading over the comments, it became clear that many individuals agreed with him. Some even went so far as to declare that he appeared to be a gangster and that he was certainly planning to steal money from the government.
See the following comments for more information:
This is a tragedy. Simply because someone does not satisfy your "appearance standards" does not imply that they are unworthy of your time and attention. Don't be fooled by the appearance of a book, as the adage goes. Only appearances can deceive you.
However, after reading through the comments, a young lady rushed to the rescue, claiming that she knows the man and that he is one of the excellent individuals she can support in the upcoming election. She went on to claim that he is disliked by the highest members of the ANC because he is an honest and honorable man. This is a clear indication that appearances may be deceiving.
What are your thoughts on this? Would you put your trust in him to cast your vote after looking at the poster? Please share your thoughts in the comments section.
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