JUSTICE MALALA: Almost official: South Africa’s a failed state
Even Eskom’s corruption is being hidden by ministerial decree
I won’t lie. The headline shook me up a bit. It was on Bloomberg, the international business news service, and it blared: “South Africa is on the Road to Becoming a Failed State”.
The subheading to the article, which was carried in The Washington Post and other platforms on March 29, continued the story: “The euphoria in financial markets that accompanied Cyril Ramaphosa’s election victory in 2018 [sic] failed to account for the corruption and theft that have become the nation’s dominant post-apartheid leitmotifs.”..
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