inger Yvonne Chaka Chaka says presidents who overstay their welcome as the heads of countries are “messed up” and “gross”.
Chaka Chaka and other prominent figures – including elder and former first lady Graça Machel – spoke about questionable leadership in Africa to a packed audience of students at a World Economic Forum on Africa event in Cape Town on Wednesday.
Machel smiled benevolently while sternly telling young people to stop complaining and make things happen.
Questions from the students reflected their anger about issues as diverse as the scandal surrounding President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla home to Robert Mugabe’s almost 30-year presidential term in Zimbabwe.
Tendani Sidogi from Stellenbosch University sounded angry when she said:
LEADERS Yvonne Chaka Chaka and Graça Machel