Some big parties saw a decline in the number of votes, and the overall turnout was low.
“In the next three years, we as communities will be taken seriously because parties have been losing people. We will see some changes,” said Skhumba.
“What did this week of elections teach you about your community?” Asked the Morning Show team.
Jackson from Soweto said that the ruling party can now see that people have a voice.
“Some leaders continue being arrogant when they are wrong. The ruling party can see that the people have a voice.”
Surprise from Midrand reminded people that for as long as they don’t go and vote, they will not see any changes. “75 percent of the youth are unemployed. When you don’t go and vote nothing will change,” he echoed.
Mpumi was disappointed by the turnout on election day. “I’m disappointed by the turnout and if we don’t go out and vote then how can we expect change?”
Another caller said that citizens should be held accountable as they played a part in getting these leaders into power.
“I would like to point out that the state of our country is a reflection of the people. It is no longer about the politicians, it’s about us placing these people in power,” she stressed.
What people are saying on social media
It taught me that people are really tired of empty promises hence a lot of people abstained from elections or anything that the government requires public participation. The same as vaccination people are registered but are not going to vaccinate. 🤷🏾♂️#ThomasAndSkhumba pic.twitter.com/yUfVve1QKD
— Dani Ruttang ☄️ (@Dani_Baloyi) November 5, 2021
I personally think from now going forward all the counsellors and or all the leaders should have a management qualification! We shouldn’t elect people because they speak the loudest. @thomasmsengana @skhumbi @KayaON959
— Noko Mapotse (@NokoMap) November 5, 2021
My community taught me that we are slowly going back to white dominated governance because even on the voting day there were many white voters that ensured that their party wins the ward & it did so we can’t cry change if we don’t vote for it. They voted for their change & got it
— _bello_k (@KabyMimo) November 5, 2021
Our community we united and how important the elections was but the problem is guys who’s been elected doesn’t take us seriously even when there’s new place to allocate people he choose his friends and family from Limpopo even job opportunities.#ThomasAndSkhumba
— MthandeniWitte5 (@MthandeniWitte5) November 5, 2021