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John Matisonn | The world sees Zelensky as today’s Mandela, and Putin as Verwoerd

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy seen on March 10, 2022.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy seen on March 10, 2022.

The fact that South Africa can't condemn Russia for its brutal invasion brings into question South Africa's commitment to the values on which the country was founded in 1994, writes John Matisonn

In 47 days of war, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has built a global brand and painted Russian President Vladimir Putin as the villain. In democracies around the world, Zelensky is seen as today's Nelson Mandela, and Putin is Hendrik Verwoerd.

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