We need an honest conversation about African institutions says Eusebius

Zimbabwe is imploding, as the petrol price skyrocketed from $1.24 a litre to $3.31 (R45.58) with diesel up from $1.36 a litre to $3.11 (R42.83) on Sunday, residents are angry.

Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has called on workers to down tools and stay at home amid the petrol price hike.

There have been protests action in several parts of the country where protesters burnt tyres and barricaded roads.

Callers on the Eusebius McKaiser Show debate the issues in Zimbabwe and African countries as a whole.

READ: The cities are in total shutdown - Zimbabwean journalist

A caller, Serge says the problem is the involvement of Western countries in African affairs.

Eusebius says there is sometimes an over-reliance on getting the Western countries to help Africans deal with their problems.

But we don't seem, by contrast, to be particularly good at policing ourselves and peer reviewing one another and building African institutions that are effective at getting African leadership to take seriously the needs of the people that put them in power.

Eusebius McKaiser, presenter

Instead of critiquing the West, why don't we have a productive honest conversation about the state of African institutions and our ability to police ourselves?

Eusebius McKaiser, presenter

Lehlogonolo another caller says the problem is the fact that African presidents are pensioners.

They are pensioners that already have one foot in the grave, that are greedy and are being elected in Africa.

Lehlogonolo, caller

Peter says the main problem with Zimbabwe is the sanctions that were imposed after land reform and South African should learn from what is happening in Zimbabwe and handle land reform in a mature way.

Sarashni also called in and says what is happening in Zimbabwe feels like a black box.

I just feel like yes, they had a dictatorship, but just because you had a dictatorship it doesn't follow if your economy is mismanaged.

Sarashni, caller

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