Martin Williams
3 minute read
18 May 2022
4:45 am

ANC’s obsession with Cuba is taking a toll on South African taxpayers

Martin Williams

SA too is in economic trouble, with record unemployment and soaring prices. We don’t have the money to keep bailing out Cuba.

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South Africa cannot afford the ANC’s enduring obsession with Cuba. Based on a romanticised interpretation of the 1987/88 battle of Cuito Cuanavale in Angola, the ANC professes undying gratitude to Cuba for military support during that war. Such gratitude comes at a price for South African taxpayers, who are destined to keep footing the bill for as long as the ANC remains in power. Differing figures are being quoted for the latest financial arrangements between South Africa and Cuba. The DA says the ANC government has lent “a staggering R147 million to Cuba since 2018”. More staggering is AfriForum’s claim...