When the Israelites arrived in Egypt, Pharaoh welcomed them with open arms – much like we welcomed our new democracy. For a generation it all seemed wonderful. But, the Israelites looked up and realised Pharaoh's son wasn't the man his father was; and they had become slaves. So too South Africans have realised that Pharaoh Zuma isn't the man Nelson Mandela was. From being led by a generation of gentleman leaders into our own "land of milk and honey" as equals in a democracy in 1994, just over 20 years later we discovered we are now virtual slaves to an out-of-touch elite who have fostered a kleptocracy. They might as well be Pharaohs bathing in milk, oblivious to the suffering of the ordinary South African, living large while their own people starve. I'd call us slaves but with unemployment scandalously high at 25.5% you can only describe people without a job – or any prospects – as despondent, dejected. And betrayed. After last week's firing of the respected finance minister Pravin...

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