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We can't be expected to help all of Africa

By unknown | Feb 20, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

I believe that in most cases, Africans are responsible for their own problems.

I believe that in most cases, Africans are responsible for their own problems.

Take the example of Zimbabwe. Robert Mugabe has been milking his country's resources for ever but the majority of Zimbabweans continue to vote him into power.

Some people will argue that Mugabe has, and still rigs elections, but if you observe Zanu-PF rallies, the stadiums are packed with people ululating and praising him.

Africa has been destroyed by rebels and dictators. The situation in sub-Saharan Africa is very bad. South Africa seems to be the only country on the continent with a vibrant economy.

Some African countries were once also like us, but their leaders squandered their resources. After independence, most of them were better off than South Africa, but their foolish leaders committed colossal mistakes - and most of them managed to do it without the people resisting.

South Africa cannot afford to feed and house all the war victims of Africa. It cannot afford to rebuild Africa's economies because we have our own problems.

Watching the teams during Afcon, I did wonder however if it was not possible for the Khozas, Motsepes, Motaungs, Sexwales, Ramaphosas and corporate South Africa to do something to help Africa?

However, I believe it's unfair for us to suffer because of bad decisions made by other African leaders.

Peter Ramothwala, Tshwane


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