Thoughts on South African and international politics and culture

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Leon crosses the line
Tony Leon yesterday questioned Mbeki's role in the arms deal scandal, which in my opinion, is incredibly premature. Thabo Mbeki is the president of South Africa, and none of his immediate colleagues have yet been found guilty of wrongdoing in the arms deal. That is not to say that it may not happen, but to be attempting to associate Mbeki in this mess at this juncture is a desperate and iniquitous insinuation.

Mbeki deserves more respect than that.