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Those leaving South Africa

The first time of hearing of qualified people leaving South Africa for greener pastures was when I was leaving Nigeria for South Africa. There was reason for leaving South Africa then especially if you were white. But after more than a quarter century of liberation and freedom what reason or reasons does a black person have for leaving South Africa for New Zealand and Australia?

Right now, there is a delicate pause in South Africa. When, as president of the African National Congress and head of state of South Africa the former President Jacob Zuma challenge the people who accuse him of corruption to come with evidence of his corruption, journalists and writers went to town. Publishers couldn’t stop printing the evidence brought by these people. Licence to Loot: How the plunder of Eskom and other parastatals almost sank South Africa by Stephan Hofstatter; HOW TO STEAL A COUNTRY: State Capture in South Africa by Robin Renwick; Blood on their Hands: General Johan Booysen Reveals His Truth by Jessica Pitchford; The Bosasa Billions: How the ANC sold its soul for braaipacks, booze and bags of cash by James-Brent Styan & Paul Vecchiatto; Enemy of the People: How Jacob Zuma stile South Africa and how the people fought back by Adrian Basson & Pieter du Toit; A Simple Man – Kasrils and the Zuma enigma by Ronnie Kasrils; After Dawn: Hope after State Capture by Mcebisi Jonas; Kill Zuma: By Any Means Necessary by Gayton McKenzie; INDENTURED: Behind the scenes at GUPTA TV by Rajesh Sundaram; GANGSTER STATE: Unravelling Ace Magashule’s Web of Capture by Pieter-Louis Myburgh; WHO RULES SOUTH AFRICA?: Pulling the strings in the battle for power by Martin Plaut & Paul Holden; The Republic of Gupta: A Story of State Capture by Pieter-Louis Myburgh. These are books copies of which I possess and which I have read wholly or partly.

guardian.ng/13 October 2019

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