By Sharmini Peries
SHARMINI PERIES It’s The Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries coming to you from Baltimore. Twenty-five years after the fall of the apartheid and with 25 years of ANC rule in South Africa, people are headed to the polls to elect yet another president. The South African National Congress as Nelson Mandela’s party has led South Africa during this post-apartheid era. And yet, the people are still struggling with economic inequality, political corruption, and issues of slow land reform and environmental strife. The last president of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, he was embroiled in a slew of corruption, then was ousted after nine years. And then, Cyril Ramaphosa took over in 2018 promising to deal with corruption, but no charges were laid. Meshack Ncongwane, who works on a dairy farm in Estina, he expressed his outrage at Ramaphosa’s inaction.
MESHACK NCONGWANE We see corruption being investigated, but no one’s being arrested. If it was me, I would have long been in jail. That’s the painful part.
SHARMINI PERIES On to address these developments and, of course, the elections that are underway, is Professor Rasigan Maharajh of the Center for Research on Evaluation Science…