Street Talk: Voting for change

By Street Talk 13 June 2018

Systemic corruption and maladministration have left these black professionals disillusioned with the ANC-led government.

I voted for the ANC until I got tired of it because I am just voting these people into power and nothing is happening. At first it was ok, we had all these nice programnes … NDP’s and what not, and you know up to this day unemployment is still rife, we still don’t have land, people are still living in shanty towns and you know what at the end of the day we need to hold them accountable.” – Siyasanda Peter

“Cyril Ramaphosa – we might fall in love with him now but is he going to change? No, he’s not going to change anything – he’s still going to be like Zuma. We had Thabo Mbeki, we had complaints about Thabo Mbeki, we got Zuma, we had complaints about Zuma – now we have this one.” – Zikhona Jacobs

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Want to watch Richard Poplak’s audition for SA’s Got Talent?

Who doesn’t? Alas, it was removed by the host site for prolific swearing*... Now that we’ve got your attention, we thought we’d take the opportunity to talk to you about the small matter of book burning and freedom of speech.

Since its release, Pieter-Louis Myburgh’s book Gangster State, has sparked numerous fascist-like behavior from certain members of the public (and the State). There have been planned book burnings, disrupted launches and Ace Magashule has openly called him a liar. And just to say thanks, a R10m defamation suit has been lodged against the author.

Pieter-Louis Myburgh is our latest Scorpio Investigative journalist recruit and we’re not going to let him and his crucial book be silenced. When the Cape Town launch was postponed, Maverick Insider stepped in and relocated it to a secure location so that Pieter-Louis’ revelations could be heard by the public. If we’ve learnt one thing over the past ten years it is this: when anyone tries to infringe on our constitutional rights, we have to fight back. Every day, our journalists are uncovering more details and evidence of State Capture and its various reincarnations. The rot is deep and the threats, like this recent one to freedom of speech, are real. You can support the cause by becoming an Insider and help free the speech that can make a difference.

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