Political analyst Moeletsi Mbeki says South Africa needs a review of governance to fully realise the meaning of democracy to the benefit of all in the country.

Mbeki asserts that for many South Africans, democracy has proved to be an illusion.

The Deputy Chair of the South African Institute of International Affairs’ view is that discouragement is also shown in the poor voter turnout.

Mbeki dissects his Business Day article on problems bedevilling the country’s democracy ahead of the Freedom Day commemorations on Tuesday: