Violence and anarchy in South Africa

Main image: wikipedia

On February 11, 1990 Nelson Mandela was released from Robben Island and the first multiracial election was held on 27 April 1994, marking the end of apartheid, a system which dehumanised, humiliated and segregated people based on the colour of their skin. For me the biggest evil was denying black children the same education as white children so that with an inferior education they wouldn’t have the same opportunities, keeping them repressed. Who could do that to a child? The future begins with a child.

During the apartheid era racial categories were introduced which still remain today as we continue to classify ourselves as black Africans, whites, Coloureds and Indians.

The black African category is further divided into ethnic groups, the main groups being Zulu, Xhosa, Bapedi, Tswana, South Ndebele, Basotho, Venda, Tsonga and Swazi. 

The Zulu people are the largest ethnic group and live mainly in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, followed by Gauteng, which is why these two provinces have erupted in violence.

Our disgraced former president is a zulu.

Violence broke out in the province of Kwazulu Natal on Saturday following the former president, Jacob Zuma’s 15-month prison term incarceration on 9 April. It then spread to Gauteng.

“The story of former president Jacob Zuma’s 15 months’ imprisonment starts more than 5 years ago, on 9 December 2015, when Zuma abruptly fired the country’s finance minister Nhlanhla Nene and replaced him with the unknown ANC MP Des van Rooyen. In this explainer, News24 editor-in-chief Adriaan Basson unpacks the events that led to Zuma being found guilty of contempt of court on 29 June.”

“State capture is a type of systemic political corruption in which private interests significantly influence a state’s decision-making processes to their own advantage.”

From wikipedia on state capture. Look at the section ‘Gupta family’.

The Guptas are still in Dubai despite an extradition order from South Africa.

Our president addressed the nation last night.

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