Brendan Seery
Deputy Editor
4 minute read
6 Nov 2021
6:00 am

Orchids and Onions to the political parties for their marketing

Brendan Seery

The local government elections – were a bit of a farce, given that just 3 out of every 10 eligible voters put their crosses on ballots.

A view of the stage at the beginning of the announcement of the results of the 2021 municipal elections at the the IEC results center in Pretoria, 4 November 2021. Picture: Jacques Nelles

Now that the dust has settled on the local government elections – which were a bit of a farce, given that just 3out of every 10 eligible voters put their crosses on ballots – where do the Orchids and Onions go to the political parties for their marketing (because that is, essentially, what campaigning is)? The ANC was always on a hiding to nothing. As the party that has mismanaged the country and stolen it blind, it was going to have to have sensational campaign messages to divert the attention of voters. That it didn’t have. And it showed at...