Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Is the Winds of Change Blowing Across Africa?

"In the interest of the honourable deputy president, the government, our young democratic system and our country, it would be best to release the honourable Jacob Zuma from his responsibilities as deputy president of the republic and member of the cabinet." Yes, that is from South Africa's Mbeki sacking his deputy over corruption charges.

Has the much awaited "dawn of change" arrived in Africa...? Some analysts are already saying that the decision by the leader of Africa's strongest economy could provide a powerful example for other leaders seeking to crack down on official misbehaviour in their own countries. I hope so, I really do.

Boy, I forgot about the Sudan, and Ethiopia. It will come one day. Surely it will.