Obama's visit to South Africa futile

Former President of The United States of America, Barack Obama addresses the crowd at Nelson Mandela 'smemorial service at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, Johannesburg..
Former President of The United States of America, Barack Obama addresses the crowd at Nelson Mandela 'smemorial service at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, Johannesburg..
Image: Alon Skuy/The Times

The politics that Barack Obama believes in, the capitalist inclined, is true but reactionary to the poor masses.

"Obama's tribute to Madiba fitting," (Sowetan 11 July 2018), is also a bourgeoisie-inclined killer. A politically progressive leader is not judged by the colour of his skin. We judge a person by his political orientation and beliefs.

Obama did not hide that he was a capitalist. Mandela did not hide that he was a democratic leader for the poor masses of South Africa. I presume that this is why Obama is visiting SA when Madiba is dead and buried.

I regard Obama as a political opportunist. The fact that he was the first US black president does not mean that he was progressive.

Obama was a diplomatic reactionary.

If Obama was a progressive person, the first thing he should have done when he became US president would have been to re-establish economic relations with his neighbour Cuba.

His visit to SA will never impress this country's people. There is nothing the poor masses will benefit from his visit.

Ben 'TNT' Lekalake, Soweto

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