BBC Panorama – No More Mandelas


This is my country.

This is the poverty, the violence, the gravy train oiled with the blood of the poor.

Part one

Part two

Part three

Maybe watch? Pay particular attention to part three – Zuma is one of the most frightening choices for a country leader. This is a man who wrote and promoted a song about killing Indians (for those who don’t know – there is a lot of racial anger between black and Indian communities in SA). Why do I want to leave South Africa, because I believe that things will only get worse under this man’s rule, and I don’t want to be around to find out how much worse.

The Slave and I want to be out before 2010. The cost of that is astronomical, but at least we have a small window of hope in that for now The Slave can still apply for a UK ancestral visa. Most of our fellow countrymen are doomed to stay as SA turns into the next Zimbabwe.