Thoughts on South African and international politics and culture

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Zuma in the Sunday Telegraph
An interesting interview with Zuma in the UK's Sunday Telegraph this weekend. Zuma ridiculed comparisons with Mugabe, stating:
"As a member and a leader of the ANC all I do is carry out ANC policies," he said. "How could you have an individual who would become such a monster? The ANC system does not allow for that kind of thing."

He also went on to share sympathy with Bob's blame of the UK for not dealing with land reform and make some dubious comments about Zimbabwe's economy, denying that the wave of illegal immigration of Zimbabweans is proof of the country's economic failures:
"Refugees from Mozambique, Lesotho, Botswana, Swaziland pour into South Africa every day. Zimbabwe is not an exception because there are economic problems in these countries."

Undoubtedly worth a read though...