The news this week that South Africa’s President, Jacob Zuma, had become a father for the 20th time (the child was born last October)–not by one of his three wives, but with a mistress–is out of order. Of course his alliance partners will defend him for building the homestead.

Further Reading

A ditch to climb

In South Africa, the political class uses foreign nationals as scapegoats to obfuscate their role in reproducing inequality. However, immigrants are and always have been part of the excluded.