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Lip-service to African leaders.

Lip-service to African leaders ? I TOOK a lot of stick a few months ago by the thought that calling a corrupt nation milked of its wealth by greasy-palmed bully-boys well merited the description of a Bongo Bongo Land.

I was "disrespecting" black Africa, you see, implying certain heads of state were thieves.

News this week of the ghastly President Jacob Zuma, who shoe-horned himself into every picture of Mandela's funeral.

He's prepared for enforced "retirement" - he was booed and jeered at the funeral - by splashing out PS13.7 million on a lavishly-equipped country estate. What is there to respect in this brazen thief? And if we pay him lip-service, then surely we're saying we mustn't expect honesty from a black president?
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