Take heed of history lessons from Africa

Dancing in defiance at the prospect of being arrested - sounds familiar? No it is not Jacob Zuma, but the president of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir.

While Zuma sings for his machine gun, al-Bashir has been marketing war. He throws out charities that want to feed his people and embraces arms dealers.

Al-Bashir also sings the same song as Robert Mugabe - blaming everything on colonialism while selling two thirds of his petroleum to China.

If South Africa does not learn from these histories, this country will be condemned to repeat them.

Ingela Richardson, Gonubie