Author says empty book 'Reasons to vote ANC' forces SA to fill in the blanks

Cartoonist Tim Mostert says his satirical book urges South Africans to think deeply about the state of political affairs in the country.

Mostert is the brains behind the blank-paged bestseller Reasons to vote ANC.

Read: Reasons to vote ANC: The blank, fast selling manuscript

He says the book was published with the intention to stir and start conversations among citizens.

Mostert 'wrote' the book under the pseudonym 'Thami Thami' and says the paperback is a living punchline.

The cartoonist says ANC's corrupt leadership has pillaged the country and completely blown the fresh start South Africa had in 1994.

The book is open to interpretation.

Tim Mostert, cartoonist and author of Reasons to vote ANC

The great thing about this book is that it is a living punchline.

Tim Mostert, cartoonist and author of Reasons to vote ANC

People are trying to keep their place at the trough.

Tim Mostert, cartoonist and author of Reasons to vote ANC

The ANC used to stand for a lot of things and had great integrity... The ANC is several different organisations now.

Tim Mostert, cartoonist and author of Reasons to vote ANC

The ANC has slowly deteriorated into something unrecognisable from what it used to be.

Tim Mostert, cartoonist and author of Reasons to vote ANC

The current ANC seems to be about thievery, corruption, nepotism, state capture - all the things that are making South Africa negative.

Tim Mostert, cartoonist and author of Reasons to vote ANC

They want to keep leadership on that can keep stealing. We need to sweep out the rot.

Tim Mostert, cartoonist and author of Reasons to vote ANC

I have tremendous faith in the country. I have no faith in the government.

Tim Mostert, cartoonist and author of Reasons to vote ANC

You can expect more literary work from Thami Thami, with a book series called Know Your Nation.

Know Your Nation is a punchy and light book series about the rich culture, history and geography of South Africa.

Listen to the discussion about the book, South Africa and the ANC:


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