27 Sep 2006

South Africa is losing its way

Nobel Prize winner Desmond Tutu has warned that South Africa is in danger of losing its moral direction.

He said it had failed to sustain the idealism that ended apartheid and warned of growing ethnic divisions.
Referring to South Africa's high murder rate and the rape of children as young as nine months, he said the African reverence for life had been lost. The retired Anglican archbishop opposes ex-Vice President Jacob Zuma becoming president due to his "moral failings". Mr Zuma's presidential aspirations received a major boost earlier this month after corruption charges were dropped against him. He was acquitted earlier his year on a rape charge.

Source: BBC NEWS | Africa

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