Cliff Buchler
2 minute read
8 Sep 2021
6:10 am

ConCourt Judgment on elections brings back hope

Cliff Buchler

We now have the hope that’s been elusive for over a decade of ruinous reign.

Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi casts his vote in Ulundi during the 2016 Local Government Elections on August 3, 2016 in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. Picture: Gallo Images / The Times / Thuli Dlamini

Forget about social distancing for a magic moment and give the Constitution Court judges a big old-fashioned bearhug. They deserve our grateful thanks for giving this year’s municipal elections the nod. We now have the hope that’s been elusive for over a decade of ruinous reign. Suddenly, I feel the rust peeling off painful joints, leaving me with a distinct spring in my step. In the shower I’m again singing Happy Days Are Here Again. And my imagination is running riot – even transforming Zuma nightmares into fairy tale dreams. Like the ANC being so cash-strapped that it auctions Luthuli...