Underreported: Political Dysfunction in South Africa

Thursday, April 07, 2011

South Africa has been held up as one of Africa’s most stable countries, but numerous allegations of political corruption and bribery, high crime and unemployment rates, and the deteriorating political climate in neighboring Zimbabwe may be threatening South Africa’s stability. Journalist  Charlayne Hunter-Gault discusses the current situation there.


Charlayne Hunter-Gault

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The major problem here is that the majority is still voting with their hearts and not with their heads. The ANC freed this country but then soon after taken office greed and entitlement has changed them from freedom-fighters to plain common criminals. As soon as politicians get investigated government even closing down independent investigations systems like the Scorpions or even raid the National Prosecuting authority offices. Police officers from the Commissioner to entry level constables are found guilty of corruption daily in courts of law. But red tape and even corruption in courts see many go free. Local Government areas under the ANC cant even supply basic services like water and more wasting and mismanage whereas towns as well as the Western Cape province under the Democratic Alliance (DA )is well run not getting audited reports from the Auditor General . Unfortunately the DA is still seen as a "white" political party by the majority as the ANC is still playing the race card to intimidate the people. There policies like Black Economic Empowerment has forced people with the know-how to leave the country and we in a situation where people is appointed in positions that they not qualified to do but just because they friends and family. Tender fraud and corruption just getting worst. Remember even the president was investigated in the Arms Deal where he was implicated and judgement was delivered to implicate him. Soon after, the investigation system was changed and the case was withdrawn. His co-accused Shabir Shaik was found guilty send to jail but released on humanitarian reasons that he was terminally ill. This same person is still playing golf every week, assaulting journalist and other people and is still a free man benefiting for state tenders. The ANC is corrupt and will destroy this country within the next 10 years. It will be like any other African state especially like Zimbabwe.

Apr. 09 2011 04:04 AM
Calls'em from Here, there & everywhere.

How is the battle against AIDS doing? Are the good works that President Bush started being continued?

Apr. 07 2011 01:57 PM

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