How can citizens effect political change? Songezo Zibi shares his vision of SA

Lester Kiewet spoke with Rivonia Circle President Songezo Zibi about his book “Manifesto”, which outlines his visions for the country.

As South Africans, we can all see that there are deep issues that are preventing the development of our country and we need to see societal change to help us move forward.

Lester Kiewet spoke to Rivonia Circle President Songezo Zibi about his book Manifest which outlines his visions for the country.

In his book, Zibi outlines the issues he believes the country is facing so that they can be used to determine what needs to change and what our collective goals should be.

He said he believed the problems we face as a country are obvious, but in order to establish a basis for change, which is one of the aims of the book, these must be clearly defined.

This book serves to challenge the current systems that exist in South Africa and to encourage people to become more involved in politics.

Until and unless we seek to influence or capture political power, these changes are unlikely to occur because the turkey never votes for Christmas.

Songezo Zibi, president of the circle of Rivonia

Zibi believes that to implement real political change, everyone in the country must be committed to the democratic process and to their own political power and participation.

In Manifesthe also proposes that South Africans are united by a moral idea and that when that idea is offended or violated, everyone recognizes the need to fight against it.

For people from all walks of life to leave their homes, go out to protest and register to vote, and then vote for the change they want to see, we need to be clear about the moral idea that this offends.

Songezo Zibi, president of the circle of Rivonia

Zibi will be in Cape Town on June 23 to officially launch her book at Exclusive Books at the V&A Waterfront.

For more, listen to the full audio above.


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