Last month, I noted in Donâ€™t mess with the Mandelas
the news that a South African mining company controlled by members of the ruling Mandela and Zuma families had dealt with illegal miners on its property by the bracing expedient of murdering them. (I have been told the victims were probably moonlighters from the mineâ€™s regular workforce: they had not been paid for months.)
breaks from its usual PC mode with Zuma Family Favoritism Imperils ANC Post as Black Empowerment Goes Sour
By Franz Wild Sep 14 2010
The involvement of South African President Jacob Zumaâ€™s family in a series of controversial business deals has fueled anger among labor unionsâ€¦ Union leaders say the ANC hierarchy benefits from state contracts and subsidized share purchasesâ€¦ South Africa is heading toward becoming a â€?predator stateâ€? controlled by â€?hyenasâ€? bent on accumulating wealth, Zwelinzima Vavi, general secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions, said on Aug. 26 in Johannesburg.
Memo to America: Rule by Blacks invariably produces bad news