The “State Capture”- South Africa

This article discusses the current allegations facing President Jacob Zuma of South Africa on corruption. The article provides a report by “the former Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, detailing a disturbing web of influence exerted over parts of the South African state by a powerful family of Mr Zuma’s chums.” Zuma’s wealthy friends are influencing government decisions such as the appointment of ministers. This shows that leadership in South Africa is also characterized by what we see in Sub-Saharan African: a clientelist structure.

Here is the link:

http://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-and-africa/21709512-clock-has-been-started-could-lead-jacob-zumas-removal-south-africas?fsrc=permar%7Cimage3

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