Rule by middle finger is bad for SA

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Each new week seems to bring another scandal around President Jacob Zuma. (Photo: GCIS)
Each new week seems to bring another scandal around President Jacob Zuma. (Photo: GCIS)

I WISH this column were not about the depressing newsmakers of our time: the Guptas, Jacob Zuma, the ANC, Gwede Mantashe, rampant corruption, state capture, political arrogance, political duplicity and all the related themes, including the shocking denial by South Africa’s leaders of the negative impact of their conduct on our country’s reputation.

But keeping quiet seems like a dereliction of duty to one's country.

Yesterday a well-known, lowly newspaperman that I have huge respect and admiration for sent me a tweet by Trevor Ncube, owner of the weekly Mail & Guardian. The tweet read: “My South African friends ask me: Why did Zimbabweans allow Mugabe to destroy the country? My answer: It was a process, not an event!”

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