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Mon Jan 11, 2021, 07:43 PM

South Africa willing to advise US on peaceful transition

PRETORIA - South Africa’s president said his country is prepared to share its own experience with the US on how it managed to achieve a peaceful transition during the dawn of its democracy in the 1990s.

“I was rather pleased to hear one of them [US leaders] say they have a lot to learn from even Nelson Mandela’s South Africa,” Cyril Ramaphosa told public broadcaster SABC in an interview Saturday.

“If they would like to learn something from us, we are ready to provide them with our own experience and how we were able to navigate a very difficult situation that confronted us at the dawn of democracy,” said Ramaphosa, who is also chair of the African Union, speaking in his capacity as president of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party.

South Africa attained democracy in 1994 after the end of apartheid or white minority rule, holding its first multi-racial elections that saw a landslide victory for the ANC. The new parliament then elected ANC leader and national liberation hero Nelson Mandela as the country’s first black president. The nascent democracy faced many hurdles but managed to overcome them. Ramaphosa said recent violent protests in the US capitol Washington, D.C. shook the foundations of that country’s democracy.

“What happened in the US the other day, which shocked people around the world, including ourselves, is a matter that they have to deal with,” Ramaphosa said, referring to the protests that erupted when supporters of US President Donald Trump stormed a session of Congress held to certify the election of Joe Biden as president.

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/africa/south-africa-willing-to-advise-us-on-peaceful-transition/2105377

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Mon Jan 11, 2021, 07:54 PM

1. South Africa willing to advise US on peaceful transition

“But first, about that shithole remark...”

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Mon Jan 11, 2021, 08:02 PM

2. Truth and reconciliation

Requires the truth. Not their truth in their alternate reality but truth in the real world. And a desire for, or at least a passing brush with reconciliation. Trump snd his lackeys and his cult followers wouldn’t know objective truth if it but them in the ass, and they certainly have no desire for reconciliation.

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Mon Jan 11, 2021, 08:05 PM

3. Ooooph ...

The student teaching the master.

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