Thoughts on South African and international politics and culture

Wednesday, May 19, 2004

With the NNP's party conference coming up in three weeks, let's hope it's their last. Tacking the word "New" onto the party seered into the minds of this country's population for all the wrong reasons was never a viable long-term strategy. The NNP has simply not found its feet, its voice, or a truly defendable political position, and has as such lurched from mindless standpoint to mindless partnership, ever more desperate as the years go by. For me, the moment the NNP started calling the DA racist sounded their death-knell, and for a political party with their heinous past, strong leadership with a solid political strategy was their only hope, and in Kortbroek, strong leadership they did not have. Farewell New National Party...