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CityPress - - News - BIÉNNE HUIS­MAN bi­enne.huis­man@city­press.co.za

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:

PHOTO: GETTY

LEAD­ERS Yvonne Chaka Chaka and Graça Machel

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