South Africa

Caught in neoliberal trap

Print edition : March 18, 2016

Supporters of the EFF march towards the constitutional court in Johannesberg where judges were hearing the case over President Zuma spending public money on his retirement home in KwaZulu-Natal. Photo: John Wessels/AFP

Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa. Photo: Nic Bothma/AP

Julius Malema, leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters party. Photo: SIPHIWE SIBEKO/Reuters

Atul Gupta welcoming guests arriving for a family wedding at the Waterkloof Air Force base in May 2013. The company he created from scratch is among the biggest conglomerates in the country today. Photo: Eye Witness News/AFP

Charges of corruption, cronyism and nepotism against President Jacob Zuma have put the government on the back foot in a country already reeling under high levels of economic inequality and unemployment.
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