South Africa On The Verge Of Collapse
The country of South Africa is going down the tubes.
Shortly after former president Jacob Zuma was jailed his supporters started to plunder the country. At least 200 people have been killed and in a country that sees 57 murders a day the actual total will never be known.
JUST IN – At least 72 people have been killed, hundreds arrested, and countless properties looted so far in spiraling unrest in South Africa triggered by the jailing of former president Jacob Zuma.pic.twitter.com/9HNgZBotCz
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Rioters have stolen vehicles, livestock, farms, and equipment.
— K U L A N I (@kulanicool) July 12, 2021
— Team News24 (@TeamNews24) July 14, 2021
South Africa on fire. pic.twitter.com/pQdw5wKebl
— Lara Logan (@laralogan) July 13, 2021
After apartheid the country used global elite policies in an attempt to heal and those methods have failed.
The countries politicians are corrupt and ineffective, different powerful factions have been accused of stoking tension along racial lines. South African politician also embraced “equity” styled policies that some politicians claim have created an infrastructure crisis.
The deep divide in the country has only intensified as politicians look to get rich and companies thirst for power.
A South African paper of record recently released an investigation showing the powerful Gupta family – came to S. Africa after apartheid to get rich – hired an international PR firm to stoke division in order to mask corruption.
A corruption inquiry found that Zuma was benefiting from his relationship with the Guptas who took strong measures to influence those in power. The family owns a lot of companies and employed many of Zuma’s family members to include his son.
From the BBC:
According to testimony heard at the inquiry, the Guptas went to great lengths to influence their most important client, the South African state.
Public officials responsible for various state bodies say they were directly instructed by the Guptas to take decisions that would advance the brothers’ business interests.
It is alleged that compliance was rewarded with money and promotion, while disobedience was punished with dismissal.
There are deep issues confronting the people of South Africa however it appears left wing policies designed to “fix” them have failed.