On Wednesday, President Jacob Zuma spoke at the debate of the 71st Session of United Nations General Assembly and said some pretty extraordinary things.
In his speech, the President was emphatic on the need for a shift in the face of climate change, raising issues affecting global inequality, and the redress of financial exclusion as a way to bring about economic change in the country.
Prof. John Stremlau from the Wits University says Zuma's speech was good and more coherent than that given by United States President, Donald Trump.
I liked three things Zuma addressed in his speech.— Professor John Stremlau, Professor of International Relations at Wits University
One was, of course, climate change, where Trump talked about the hurricanes without acknowledging climate change and Zuma stuck it to Trump in a clever way says Stremlau. Secondly and on North Korea, Stremlau says South Africa rightfully called for the banning of nuclear weapons.
The third and most interesting for me which was on the issue of illicit financial flows. The messenger delivered a good message.— Professor John Stremlau, Professor of International Relations at Wits University