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Videos: BBC Question Time’s Debate on What the Future Holds for South Africa Now that Mandela is Gone

David Dimbleby hosted a special edition of BBC Question Time in South Africa in light of Nelson Mandela passing away on the 5 December. Dimbleby introduced the panel, which he says is partly made up of the younger generation who are concerned with the way things are going in South Africa and partly made up of people who worked with Mandela.

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The panel from left to right is Peter Hain, former leader of the Anti-Apartheid Movement; Pik Botha, former foreign minister; Lindiwe Mazibuko, parliamentary leader of the DA; Lindiwe Zulu, President Jacob Zuma’s international relations advisor; Eusebius McKaiser, journalist and political analyst; and the EFF’s Andile Mngxitama.

The Q&A format of the show turns to the audience for questions, with the first being whether the booing of President Zuma indicates that the majority support for the ANC is waning. Mazibuko is asked to give the first response and says that the booing is a result of people’s dissatisfaction with President Jacob Zuma and that she hopes they will also express themselves at the ballots. Zulu responds by saying that there are internal processes within the ANC for people to express their complaints and that this was not the right way to do so, prompting Dimbleby to nudge her to answer the question.

Watch the lively debate:

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  • A Bantu in My Bathroom: Debating Race, Sexuality and Other Uncomfortable South African Topics by Eusebius McKaiser
    EAN: 9781920434373
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