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Laughing all the way to the polls?


Many of us for years campaigned so that South Africa could emerge as a modern democracy. So many of us cheered the coming of the new South Africa freed from the previous corrupt  minority regime. Now as the country heads for another general election I fear that Jacob Zuma may well turn the clock back. It now seems satire and  making fun of politicians is going to be ruled out of SABC TV programmes.  Thus I hope that COPE will dent the ANCs majority in parliament and regional assemblies and keep the spirit of democracy alive:

BBC NEWS: Jacob Zuma may be laughing all the way to election victory next week, but South Africans tuning into state-owned TV will not be able to enjoy any laughs at the African National Congress leader’s expense.

This week the South African Broadcasting Corporation axed a special show looking at political satire in the country, two months after the TV executives put a stop to a satirical puppet show based on the caricatures of cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro, known by his penname “Zapiro”.

For more see the link below:

via BBC NEWS | Africa | Laughing all the way to the polls?.

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