Sandisiwe Mbhele

By Sandisiwe Mbhele

UX Content Writer

Celebs on election day: Sizwe Dhlomo, Pearl Thusi provide the analysis no one asked for

Sizwe Dhlomo believes ActionSA could have performed better with a higher voter turnout while Pearl Thusi has had it with the ANC.

As millions of South Africans voted in the local government elections on Monday, local celebrities such as Sizwe Dhlomo and many others shared their thoughts about what is projected be the lowest voter turnout since the dawn of democracy.

The Kaya FM host mulled over how the Covid-19 pandemic may have contributed to the low turnout. He also said unhappy citizens and the date of the elections may also be the reasons behind the low turnout.

Sizwe agreed with the sentiment that the IEC should have agreed to a postponement and held elections in February 2022.

The radio host also believes that Herman Mashaba’s party, ActionSA, is still going to surprise many people despite the low voter turnout and could have performed better if people went out and voted.

Sizwe concluded by predicting that the low turnout helped the DA in some parts of the country.

Pearl Thusi has openly supported the ruling party, the ANC, in the past but it seems she changed her stance this year, leading to her stating that it was time for “some tough love”.

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Pearl also urged people to vote and shared videos reminding people of ANC’s “arrogance”.

In line with Sizwe and Pearl sharing their thoughts, Gail Mabalane shared her concerns on Instagram as to why the youth aren’t voting and asked what was the reason for this.

Many users replied to the question she posed and the actress was saddened by their responses.

Boitumelo Nthamane Lerefolo commented: “Yes many of us aren’t [voting] – we’ve lost hope in our leaders and politics in general. We [are] not even sure who to trust.”

Basetana Blaq said: “What are we voting for? Cause [sic] honestly if a person wants [to] change they have to create the change for themselves. None of this makes sense. People who are voting are voting on my behalf.”

Piet Jabu commented they were more interested in finding jobs for themselves.

“It’s not that we don’t want [to]. But we realise that spending time on the queue and giving other people power which eventually they come [to] flex on us. We rather use that time hustling my sister.”

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