Editorials
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2 Jun 2021
7:02 am

Parly not a good advert for Africa

Editorials

What is all behind it is – as with much in the convoluted world of the politics of pan-African bodies – difficult to discern.

MPs at the Pan-African Parliament in Midrand on 31 May 2021. Picture: Screenshot

The chaotic scenes at the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) in Midrand – which began last week but continued into this one, disrupting elections for the body – are not a good advertisement for African unity, or this troubled continent of ours. One of those shouting loudest was EFF leader Julius Malema, whose “we are all one” support of African unity looked increasingly thin as matters got heated. What is all behind it is – as with much in the convoluted world of the politics of pan-African bodies – difficult to discern. However, it seems to revolve around the procedures for the...