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"They promise prawns and deliver amagwinya" - Maimane's bombshell

Some call him failed project, others label him a confused individual but all that aside, Mmusi Maimane at times delivers some wisdom which some do not wish to hear. Yesterday, he did not disappoint as the former DA leader shared a tweet which sent heads rolling. As the nation gears for local government elections, Maimane chose to offer some advice to the electorate.

Through a thread on his official Twitter handle, the energetic politician had this to say, "People often ask me who they should vote for in the upcoming local government elections. My answer is simple, vote for independents, vote for independent municipal associations. Political parties will promise you Prawns and deliver amagwinya. We have seen this movie."

This might be indeed true as politicians are known for not sticking to their word. Maimane went on to explain why he thinks independent candidates are better.

He said, "Firstly they are not driven by a party agenda and national party ambitions. They are driven to serve the communities that they have grown up in and lived in all their lives. They know the issues and they are affected directly by the issues."

He went on to add, "Secondly the community has an intimate knowledge of independents. You know their character, you know their commitment and you know their contribution. You can’t go wrong choosing someone who you have known all your life. They are not party appointed."

In summary, Maimane was simply telling the nation to forget about party politics but rather look at the individual as they can be held accountable. He concluded by saying, "Lastly there is a direct relationship. A party politician does not depend on voters to keep his position. He depends on the party, he then benefits from the support of the party. Direct elections of candidates increases their accountability to you. You can hold them to task. Cut out the middleman. Cut out the party. Vote directly for independent municipal associations and vote directly for independents. Take back your power. Take back your community."


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