Former Zimbabwean finance minister Tendai Biti has called what has happened in Zimbabwe in the past week “for all intents and purposes a military coup”, but it was also “something unique”. He also had a message for South Africans: Zimbabwe also matters here. By CARIEN DU PLESSIS. Tendai Biti has been out of government for four years and living in Harare where he’s been practising as a lawyer, but he – and his Twitter account, @bititendai – has been very much in the public eye, still.
Academic and writer Nomboniso Gasa wants to see current leaders in orange overalls, UDM leader Bantu Holomisa wants to see a national convention to take stock of South Africa’s democracy so far, while businessman and Save South Africa convenor Sipho Pityana wants civil society to rise up. They were all panellists responding to the question: “What future, South Africa?” at The Gathering in Sandton. By CARIEN DU PLESSIS.
Malema: I know now to pay my taxes. Everyone must pay their taxes. Make sure it's in order, because they use it to attack you #NandosDMGathering (Juju is obviously not in on this tax revolt that some people are preaching)
Malema blames his non-payment of taxes on his lack of education previously. When issue of taxes was raised, it was to attack. They never helped me to comply. They just went for me, because I had a different view on white monopoly capital #NandosDMGathering
Malema: I realised the importance of going to school after the ANC. In the ANC nobody said to us go to school, we drank alcohol with old people. Didn't even have policy in ANC, because were told, when you die, ANC will pay you #NandosDMGathering
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Selecting a term
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