Presidential personality cults - Africa's curse

We are a week away from the national elections. There has been so much song and dance about party leaders you'd think they are soldiers returning from battle.  Just too much adulation.

Oh dear Africa; when will you learn? Rock star presidents are a threat to our democracy. Botsalo Ntuane warned about this before. Yes; the “Dear Leader” mentality. Former SA President Thabo Mbeki did too, warn of the noxious phenomenon of creating “anointed personalities”.

He warned of creating little gods that are not answerable to anyone. The “Dear Leader” mentality of which Ntuane alluded to, is the biggest threat to our democracy and to national development.

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