Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Corrupt Zuma Survives

South African President Jacob Zuma survived a no-confidence vote in parliament yesterday. Everybody knows that Zuma is corrupt, yet he survives. He is even popular in SA. In that, he is very similar to a number of Indian politicians who are openly corrupt, yet popular. Corruption in developing countries is a form of feudalism. The corrupt politician milks off from the nation’s coffers to feed his own constituency. Many voters expect their political leaders to be corrupt and pass on some of the spoils. This will change only when the population becomes more educated and aware. India and SA, miles to go before we get there!

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