Jakob Zuma’s Crocodile Tears in Sweetwaters


Last week Jacob Zuma visited the Sweetwaters shack settlement near Orange Farm in Johannesburg. He informed the nation that his shock at seeing human beings living like pigs had almost reduced him to tears. He also visited the Siyathemba settlement in Balfour where he, like a typical bullying ward councillor, berated angry residents for asking the questions that mattered. Commentators have scorned Zuma’s sudden display of compassion for the poor, correctly pointing out that he’s spent the last sixteen years at the heart of a government responsible for the crisis. Read more