Ronnie Kasrils: SA's peaceful elections shouldn't be taken for granted
702’s Eusebius McKaiser spoke politics with veteran ANC politician Ronnie Kasrils following the 2019 general elections.
CAPE TOWN - ANC stalwart and former Intelligence Minister Ronnie Kasrils has described South Africa’s sixth democratic election as peaceful and mostly incident-free, saying it shouldn’t be taken for granted.
Kasrils spoke to 702’s Eusebius McKaiser.
“Our people, in a volatile time, came together during elections. It shows that their focus is a very serious one. What they want more than anything is a secure country where they can get on in life. I think that’s the lesson. We shouldn’t gloss over that.”
Kasrils said parties who lost need to “swallow their pride”.
“If they want to live in politics, and it’s a very cruel place, then they have got to analyse honestly what their shortcomings are.”
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(Edited by Shimoney Regter)