Wednesday, February 15, 2012

PoliticsSouthAfrica: Corruption: Buthelezi to Prez Zuma, country 'near dysfuncitonal'

South Africa: 

Buthelezi Warns Zuma On Corruption

Mangosuthu Buthelezi
From The Times (South Africa), about the center-right Zulu nationalist: "Warning that corruption was on the verge of making South Africa dysfunctional, IFP [Inkatha Freedom Party] president Mangosuthu Buthelezi told President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday that he was shying away from tackling it. 'Corruption is the bane of our country,' he said during debate in the National Assembly on last week's state of the nation address."

More: "Buthelezi described corruption as a fundamental threat to South Africa's constitutional democracy. 'Yet, sir, you shy away from this issue.' He said a measure of Zuma's leadership could be taken less by what the president had said than by what he had not said. 'How can we embrace hope when our leadership refuses to acknowledge the many problems confronting our country, or the causes that lie at their root? Year after year, the state of the nation address shifts, without ever addressing previous failures.'"

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The article continues about Mr. Buthelezi's comments: "'On a scale of 0 (being highly corrupt) to 10 (being very clean), we have fallen from a ranking of 5.1 in 2007, to 4.1 in 2011. The unspoken fact is that we are on the verge of joining the ranks of dysfunctional states, as the effects of corruption debilitate all spheres of life,' Buthelezi said."

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