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Old 16th Feb 2018, 07:18
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ian16th
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: South Africa
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Originally Posted by racedo View Post
An esteemed Nigerian friend (and I do mean this because he is) said the biggest issue in Africa has always been that ex leaders were either executed or jailed.
Therefore with little prospect of retirement without you and family getting executed it meant many leaders holding on to ensure they are families survival.

When leaders can go peacefully and people just ignore it then you have a hope of building functioning democracy.
South Africa simply does not fit that mould, as so far no former president has been jailed or executed.

Zuma might break this sequence.
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