Op-ed: The state of migrants in current South African electoral politics

The hallmark of democracy in South Africa and the world over is citizen participation in government and the selection of political representatives through free and fair election. Political parties play the role of aggregating the interests of the citizenry and translating them into national policies and programs. However, some political parties play on the citizens’ sentiments, particularly anti-African migrant dispositions, to increase their voter base during elections.

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