These views are sponsored by God

2008-07-05 00:00

God, whoever and however he or she is conceived to be, has become the favoured running mate of local politicians. Whether it is in constitutionally secular South Africa or in socialist Zimbabwe, the ruling classes regularly invoke the Christian deity.

More recently, it was Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe who drew on his Jesuit upbringing. There was no need for him to take any notice of the fickle will of the voters, Mugabe declaimed, since he had the ultimate endorsement. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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