Thoughts on South African and international politics and culture

Monday, June 14, 2004

I find media and leadership censure of Zimbabwe's latest land nationalisation policy conspicious in its absence.

The leadership of this country has fought long and hard for true freedom within our borders, yet it is ambivalent about Zimbabwe's recent slide, and now its rejection of a conerstone of democracy and freedom. The SA media has reported this occurence with very little judgement, and absolutely no alarm, simply reporting the story as if it was a policy decision in Uzbekistan. And once again, ANC leadership is silent.

Surely our media is not as toothless as not to ask a single question of our leadership's position? Are they perhaps too used to being rebuffed? The more our media toes the ANC party line and offers no investigation or resistance, the more we are left with a true one-party state, unquestioned, unchallenged and unanswerable to its people.