Just over a month ago political economist and businessman Moeletsi Mbeki delivered a lecture at the University of Johannesburg. It was a dissection of national liberation movements, and the ANC in particular, in postcolonial and post-liberation societies. It was not pretty.

Mbeki argued that instead of fighting to fundamentally transform their countries for the betterment of all, national liberation parties such as the ANC soon showed that they merely wanted power and lifestyles similar to those of their former white oppressors...

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