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Why Africans are forever needy

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As long as we continue to allow foreign ‘big brothers’ to lead us by the hand, we Africans will forever be needy children.

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Why Africans are forever needy

SANDF, SAPS and Metro police officers patrol the streets of Johannesburg enforcing the 21 day lockdown which began midnight, 27 March 2020. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark

To borrow the cheesy sentiments from the cheesy ’80s movie Ghostbusters, when there’s something strange in the neighbourhood, many African governments prefer to call on South African military veterans to bust their spectral rebel movements. With experience in the Angolan conflict in the ’80s, as well as in hotspots like Iraq and Afghanistan, these South African military experts are highly prized in other parts of our continent, because they get the job done for legitimate governments. Apart from the fact they get paid to ply their trade, these private military operators don’t come with strings attached. The same cannot be...

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