TOM EATON: New oligarchs, same old country
'We’re being shown things we didn’t want to see, like who has power and who has almost none'
“When the sun rises over South Africa this morning it will be a new country.” In the first few minutes after Jacob Zuma’s midnight purge, the Facebook status of columnist Marianne Thamm spoke the feelings of a great many South Africans. It felt as if a Rubicon had been crossed; a temple curtain had torn. But I would respectfully disagree with Thamm. When the sun rose over a post-Gordhan South Africa, the only thing that had changed was the nationality of the landlords.