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        Wednesday, September 27, 2006
        South-south imperialism
        I feel for South Africa. I really do. To get where it is now after its gloomy past is highly commendable. Now that it has the means and tremendous will to gain economical and political power, it's being accused of spreading a sort of south-south imperialism in the region. It's allies against aparthide are counting favours, and grumbling that those favours are not being returned.

        Internally, however, not every thing is rosy.
        The trade union congress this month practically booed the deputy president, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, off the stage. Its delegates sang songs describing President Thabo Mbeki as a "dog". So what's gone wrong? At the heart of the problem is that President Mbeki has led his country down a road many are now questioning.

        Damned if you go left, damned if you go right - I guess. And there is Zuma stirring up things continuously.
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