Even though we are always strictly out of all politics from OM, this does not mean that we cannot also report from time to again about the respective political situations. 🙂
Yesterday, on November 2, we closed our OM office in Pretoria for security reasons, as an opposition party had announced violent protest against the government. Unfortunately, a culture of protest has developed in South Africa in recent years, which is increasingly based on violence and senseless destruction. The protesters are not interested in the fact whether the classrooms or even the school libraries torched in the protest against school fees, or if the protest against corruption destroys uninvolved shops and offices in the city centre of Pretoria. In particular, the Party of Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) mentioned in the lower report, which promotes open racism against all "non-blacks", use any reason to bring political instability through violent protest.
Corruption is a global problem. But there seems to have been a new, unprecedented dimension here in South Africa. Here a break from the Daily Show to the current events.
Protests against President Zuma
The South Africans "enough"
Thousands of people have been demonstrating against President Zuma in South Africa for profoundly allegations of corruption. Occasionally, there was a clash with the police. The country's former anti-corruption officer called for investigation of Zuma.
Thousands of South Africans have called for resignation in the face of the accusations of corruption and other scandals by President Jacob Zuma. They kept posters with "Zuma must Go!", "It's enough!" and "Defend democracy!". There was some clashes in front of the government headquarters. Security forces set up water cannons and rubber bullets.
In total there were three demonstrations in the South African capital: in a cathedral, among other things, entrepreneurs and prominent religious leaders gathered. They accused Zuma of weakening the economy through corruption and undermining the constitution. Further protests were organised by the largest opposition parties, the Democratic Alliance and the leftist Economic Freedom fighters. [...]
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