SA has a lot to learn from political upheavals in Zimbabwe and Mali

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SA has a lot to learn from political upheavals in Zimbabwe and Mali, says Modidima Mannya. Picture: Philimon Bulawayo / Reuters
SA has a lot to learn from political upheavals in Zimbabwe and Mali, says Modidima Mannya. Picture: Philimon Bulawayo / Reuters

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The military coup in Mali this week and the ongoing crisis in Zimbabwe must be the evidence we need not to undermine what Archbishop Desmond Tutu once said in his veiled warning to the ANC and government.

This is also proof that, whether we agree with religion or not, religious leaders are influential in society and we undermine their views at our own peril.

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