Thursday, April 23, 2009

Vote, My Beloved Country

It's national voting day in South Africa. I had the chance to cast my vote here in Wellington, on the other side of the world, a week ago. I miss the vibrancy and excitement of the continent, the sense of (slow) change, but change nonetheless. The Rainbow Nation will always be my home. I miss it. But things need to change.

"Because of the role the ANC has played in the struggle, and in the first years of our freedom, most people would have tended to vote ANC...Now, it is no longer quite so straightforward. People are asking questions, which is a good thing, I mean, that is what a democracy is." - Archbishop Desmond Tutu

(Source - BBC News)

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