The Sunday Times reported that South Africa’s former President Jacob might be plotting to remove President Cyril Ramaphosa.
This was published in an exclusive on Sunday, 10th September 2018.
Jacob Zuma is reported to be working with ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule, former North West Premier, Supra Mahumapelo, and two other ANC officials.
Zuma is alleged to have had a meeting with them at Maharani Hotel in Durban.
Sunday Time reported that the meeting was to plan a fightback strategy to challenge the ANC national conference, which saw Ramaphosa defeat Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma to become party president.
There is hardly any write-up I read these days where Nigeria or Africa is not compared to developed countries, the most common being the UK and US. And this trend has got me thinking seriously.
Honestly, I am not completely against comparison; that is when it is in the right form and when done by appropriate standards, Also, some say it is a good propellant for progress. I simply believe that as is the case with everything else; it must be done with reason and limit if not, it becomes a nuisance.
I believe a comparison between entities, in this case, nations should be done logically and with the right facts. That is if at all we must make comparisons. Some people are of the opinion that these are unrealistic views, but when one attempts to analyze the situation critically, it will be found that it is the excessive comparisons that are unrealistic.
Firstly, I do not claim that our nation is not faced by challenges; neither do I claim that these nations are not actually ahead of us in many ways. As a matter of fact, only a fellow in denial will refuse to face the fact that our nation is faced with challenges of enormous proportions. But I am still of the opinion that it is not in the best interest of progress to compare excessively.