‘We need to commit to fixing the state’ – political newcomers on how to repair SA

Chris Pappas at The Gathering Twenty TwentyFour Election Edition at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on 14 March 2024. (Photo: Shelley Christians)

Lerato Mutsila – 14 March 2024

Newcomers to the political field Zackie Achmat, Songezo Zibi, Chris Pappas and Mmusi Maimane discussed what they believe is needed to fix SA.

People have lost faith in a representative democracy. What is critical for us, for every one of us, is to focus on what the Constitution promises us. Every one of us here needs to commit to fixing the state because without fixing the state and without ensuring that people understand what Section 195 of the Constitution says, we will not realise the Bill of Rights.”…