South Africa is in turmoil. After the former President (Zuma) was replaced by a much less experienced politician (Ramaphosa) over corruption accusations and the nation entered economic recession for the first time in a decade, national elections next month need to bring much needed clarity for one of Africa’s richest nations.
However, judging by how supporters of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and the Land Party in Cape Town’s suburb of Hout Bay ‘debated’ last Friday, the last has not yet been said.
Several political leaders of the EFF were poised to speak at the event which was in the end cancelled after several groups of supporters started fighting each other physically rather than verbally.
The country has been accused of forcing out ‘white farmers’ by expropriating their lands.
It is unclear if President Cyril Ramaphosa will continue to rule next month with a similar coalition. Opinion polls point to a very fragmented parliament.