Madonsela: SA’s Electoral System Flawed

South Africa’s electoral system is flawed and needs to be overhauled to promote greater accountability and good governance, argues Madonsela

Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, says South Africa’s electoral system is flawed and needs to be overhauled to promote greater accountability and good governance.

Madonsela points out that, “Proportional representation is a huge weakness in our constitutional democracy,” adding that, “We need someone who is purely accountable to the people. At the moment, one can fail the people and you just have to be OK with the party bosses.”

She says that South Africa’s political parties decide on their presidential and lawmaker candidates ahead of five-yearly elections and allocate them constituencies, and the system ensures the politicians who control the ruling party control the country and gives the electorate no direct say over who represents them.

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