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‘You look around the wor

Publish date: 17 July 2017
Issue Number: 734
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: General

‘Zambia is the most accomplished democracy in this region or the whole of Africa. If this is dictatorship, there is no democracy in Africa.'

– President Edgar Lungu


‘You look around the world today and it seems to be okay for people to get away with what they can get away with. Start with our own president – he is corrupt and has demonstrated himself incapable of leading this nation.’

– South Africa's former Finance Minister Trevor Manuel lashing out at President Jacob Zuma


'The house is burning.'

– Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa


'You have some people talking about white monopoly capital. What is that? It's an abuse of a phrase, a concept which was used in scientific economic literature and which talked about monopoly capital.'

– Former President Thabo Mbeki