The New York Times slammed the ANC in its leader article on Sunday, saying South Africa’s governing party has become “gorged on corruption”.

This follows a special report published in the newspaper and online last week in which the “gray lady”, as the newspaper is known, examines state capture and the state of the country by referencing the corruption with the Vrede dairy farm as well as the role Mosebenzi Zwane (former provincial MEC and Cabinet minister) and Ace Magashule (Free State premier and the ANC’s secretary general) played in the debacle.

 The New York Times writes South Africa is by no means the most corrupt in sub-Saharan Africa or in the world, but that the country should be measured against the goals it set for itself. It calls corruption “galling”, especially given the fact that is is the poor who suffer the most. …..more

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