For the proposed march to the Union Buildings on Wednesday (and probably on future
dates too), seven political parties — the DA / EFF / IFP / UDM / ACDP / COPE / APC
— have presented themselves as active participants.
But it is unlikely that opposition parties will tilt the balance of democratic power
and unseat the elected president in the run-up to the 2019 general election.
The ANC will protect its leader, as expected of loyal members in the party of Luthuli,
Tambo and Mandela.
In the last week, most political parties in opposition and other politically concerned
citizens have already made their standpoint passionately clear, visually and in print.
If tomorrow they could all be united under an apolitical banner as citizens in protest
against corrupt and destructive leadership (without losing their party political
independence), here is a suggested name:
South Africa’s Democratic National Alternative.
Most important: SA-DNA (ie #SA-DNA @SA-DNA).
We are all part of our country’s DNA — and if the majority of the people identify
with that, the next step will not be attacked as an attempted opposition victory
against democratically elected government. It will be a united people's protest against
the criminal capture of our country.
If this makes sense to you, spread it around.
Time is short and the windows of opportunity are closing daily.