Peace for the World

Peace for the World
First democratic leader of Justice the Godfather of the Sri Lankan Tamil Struggle: Honourable Samuel James Veluppillai Chelvanayakam

Monday, April 3, 2017

Jacob Zuma: his exit might be anything but dignified

A veteran of the struggle, South Africa’s president has a knack for survival. But he may have gone too far in sacking half his cabinet last week, and his time as leader is drawing to a close
South African president Jacob Zuma. Photograph: Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP

-Sunday 2 April 2017

A pitted dirt track links the village to the main road. There is intermittent electricity and only haphazard municipal deliveries of water. Children take a bus to school in a township 10km away. The nearest clinic is as far. In the summer, the sun scorches the breeze-block and brick homes. In the winter, a cold wind blasts across the low hills and fields. On a battered fridge in Sibongile Sibeko’s front room is a faded sticker of South Africa’s president, with his trademark wide grin. “Am I a fan? You’re joking. Once, perhaps. Now, no way,” she says.