Jacob Zuma’s seven years as South Africa’s president was one scandal after another and constantly indecent. His nepotistic appointments led to random deregulation that has actually caused escalating power outages and food shortages. His potbelly of corruption despoils the word “emoluments” and now finally South Africans want to bring him to justice. And they can’t…Continue reading
The shakeup of democracy felt round the world is causing tremors right into the judiciary. In South Africa attempts to purify a corrupt judiciary have begun. Previously the exclusive purvey of the “Judicial Services Commission (JSC)” – a 23-person panel of mostly political appointees plus several high court judges, Parliament has indicated concern that multiple…Continue reading
What do the U.S. Army Chief of Staff, a governor and numerous Congressmen have in common with Jacob Zuma, the President of South Africa? Like Zuma, they deny simple facts of science, in this case about ebola. Like Zuma, they should be sacked. Rand Paul and Georgia Governor Zeal along with a host of other…Continue reading
Tolerant, patient South Africans have basically given their leaders wide berth publicly and privately since Mandala stepped down 15 yeas ago … until now. The current president’s buffoonery and corruption threatens the nation. Working every day under the threat of massive censorship, South Africa’s still vibrant press has systematically reported both the corruption of its…Continue reading
More wives and less freedom is the trend in South Africa as President Zuma marries for a fourth time and a draconian government secrecy law moves through the parliaments. There is a chilling connection. The press is all abuzz with Jacob Zuma’s marriage this coming weekend to a prominent businesswoman with whom he has a…Continue reading
Britain’s House of Lords isn’t normally a cauldron for news. Scheduled tea breaks would likely prevail over debate of the imminent apocalypse of an asteroid racing towards Westminster. But Wednesday Lord Peter Hain managed to step onto the world stage to – with not quite these words – warn America of what has just happened…Continue reading
I was 15 years old, wasting the last bits of summer wandering with my dog alone in the forests behind my house and the prairies behind the forests returning late for cold dinners. “I have a dream,” Martin Luther King said as I was wandering on August 28, 1963, at the opening of the “March…Continue reading
“We need a third element, a third vision, a third project” to rescue us. This is how one of the most radical leftist online publications in South Africa sums up the year. I’m cautious embracing NewFrame’s polemics, but I couldn’t agree more that nothing political is working.
South African leaders are in a slow about-face with regards to charging Zuma, his friends and family, with inciting the July 12th insurrection, just like everyone from Mueller to Biden was reluctant to hand-cuff Trump and family and probably for the same reason: it’d just make things worse. At the same time South Africans are…Continue reading
The violence is over in South Africa. More than 200 people have died and the Washington Post estimates the looting and physical damage “exceeds several billions of Rand.” The BBC reported that the “events were democratic South Africa’s darkest hour.”
The Devil’s rising. There’s a reason Biden is throwing trillions at the masses. South African couldn’t. Now some of South Africa is in anarchy “ready to be saved” by the former president looking at it all through the bars of his jail cell.
In a scene that could well be that of Donald Trump in a few years, Jacob Zuma was put in jail Wednesday, and the days and weekend that followed exploded in violence. The South African military has now taken to the streets to contain the fighting especially in Johannesburg and Durban. Six protestors are confirmed…Continue reading
Will a democratically-removed former head-of-state lead an armed rebellion to avoid jail and return to power? We’ll see in less than two weeks when Jacob Zuma’s final judicial ploys end with him being stiff-armed into prison. I know. You thought I was referring to Trump. In many ways I could have been…or I could have…Continue reading
Excited about the increasing depth of the Trump criminal investigations? Don’t put too much faith in the law. A good portion, but not too much. And while you’re at it take a quick look at what’s happening with Africa’s Trump, more than four years after he slid from power.
Is anybody but Trump, the Proud Boys and me following South African politics? Reporting today from Pretoria, three years and one day since the former South African head-of-state left office: “Former president Jacob Zuma dodged his appearance on Monday before the State Capture inquiry, headed by Deputy Chief Justice Judge Raymond Zondo, and took refuge…Continue reading