Monday, April 28, 2008

14 years later - South Africans less enthusiastic to vote

By Rhodé Marshall
28 April 2008

Fourteen years after the first free and fair South African elections not many people are looking forward to the upcoming 2009 elections as they did in 1994.

Bush Radio took to the streets to hear whether the public is as enthusiastic as they were 14 years ago.

“It’s not like… it’s not like the first time now. Yes some of us will vote but they are not impressed like they were since the things that have happened now. People expected a lot of things to happen but the government didn’t make things the way they promised,” says a 30-year-old man.

“I have voted many times already. I’m also excited to vote again, I’m looking forward to it,” an elderly woman said.

“I feel nothing because, we seemed to have been let down by our leadership in various ways,” says a local shop owner.

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