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You know local elections are fast approaching when the posters go up on light poles, and politicians start rocking up at the opening of taps.
Campaigning ahead of November 1’s local elections is well and truly underway, with the ANC promising it will definitely do better this time, so please ignore the two decades of looting and pillaging that have come before.
Julius Malema and the EFF, meanwhile, are going after “the whites” and hoping nobody asks them about VBS Bank.
The Cape Independence Party is still insisting that a referendum for the Western Cape to become independent from South Africa is possible (in terms of South Africa’s Constitution, independence is not legally possible), with party leader Jack Miller taking a break from anti-vaccine passport protests on Sea Point Promenade to make his point on CapeTalk.
Then there’s the DA, which appears to be struggling to broaden its appeal beyond its more, um, ‘traditional’ voter base.
All of that aside, let’s take a moment to watch the campaign advert for Angus McKenzie.
The current Bonteheuwel ward councillor and sub-council five chairperson said recently that he’s also keen on the Cape Town deputy mayor role, but that his “first priority” is Bonteheuwel:
He’ll be up against JP Smith, and if the role was decided by sense of humour alone then Smith would be out of the running.
Angus spoke with IOL:
“People have seen the change I have brought in Bonteheuwel and I believe I can bring the same change in the municipality. I will avail myself and subject myself to party process.”
I can’t comment on his track record in Bonteheuwel, but I can reveal his campaign ad:
Am I sorry that I convinced you to watch that advert? No, we suffer together now.
Yes, it’s real – Angus also shared it on Facebook.
At least we know he isn’t blowing his campaign budget on high-end video production.
What’s been raised multiple times on social media is that Angus is the current councillor, so if things have gone so wrong, who’s really to blame?
Others were less kind:
Ths DA’s aspirant Deputy Mayor of Cape Town. In Angus McKenzie’s world:
– all criminals are black (Angus’s dad was a Nat);
– JP Smith’s Law Enforcement officers are nowhere to be seen;
– High water prices (which Angus voted for) are causing cutoffs.
— Mark Rountree (@mark__rountree) October 4, 2021
Chester Missing also had his say:
My reaction to that crazy as hell DA elections video. pic.twitter.com/DpsE8SG2As
— Chester Missing (@chestermissing) October 4, 2021
So many options to choose from when we go to the polls on November 1, hey?!
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