There has been turmoil in South Africa due to perception of political corruption. President Jacob Zuma has survived at least two “no confidence” votes. It is hoped that he will leave quietly before the breakdown of the social order in South Africa.
The firing of the Finance Minister by President Zuma seems to be the latest straw. His state of the nation debate has been postponed. Why? This is an unusual move and may have to do with Zuma’s failing popularity. Zuma is becoming an embarrassment to the ANC and by extension the parliament.
“Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts.” This appears to be the ills affecting South Africa and by extension the presidency.
Zuma is becoming an unwanted man in South Africa. Will he soon be a wanted man?
The South African people have a problem on their hands to solve.
We wish them well. Stay tuned to Vision for the latest on corruption in South Africa, under Zuma.
Hopeton O’Connor-Dennie is Senior International Correspondent & Photojournalist for Vision Newspaper Canada.