'Don't be surprised when people aren't allowed to march, just like in Zim'

South Africans have been reflecting on the socio-political state of the country amid nationwide demonstrations calling for President Jacob Zuma to resign.

Presenter Eusebius Mckaiser opened the lines during his show to allow listeners to share their diverse thoughts.

A caller by the name of Keth phoned in to make a poignant comparison between South Africa's current climate and the history of events in Zimbabwe.

He quoted Zimbabwean born publisher Trevor Ncube, who said that government's gradually become emboldened to take action against their citizens over time.

It's a system, it's not an overnight thing... By the time you wake you aren't allowed to protests, there's inflation and you're thinking of your family.

Keith, caller

What Acting National Police Commissioner Khomotso Phahlane was saying last night is a symptom of what happened in Zim.

Keith, caller

The security parastatals in South Africa, so to speak, are being captured as well.

Keith, caller

You won't be surprised when people aren't being allowed to march, just like in Zim.

Keith, caller

Zuma has surrounded himself with people that he knows will protect him - they are protecting themselves as well.

Keith, caller

If South Africa fails to remove Zuma here, I think we are going down the Zimbabwean route.

Keith, caller

ANC, under Zuma, are doing mafia style kind of politics.

Keith, caller

Take a listen to Keith's powerful perspective:

Also listen to various other takes from the extended open line:


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