a government of rich thieves, by rich thieves and for rich thieves
What is the difference between South Africa and Ethiopia?
Simple. South Africa is a democracy (government of the people, by the people, and for the people).
Ethiopia is a plutokleptocracy (a government of rich thieves, by rich thieves and for rich thieves).
Two weeks ago in Hawassa, Ethiopia democracy was mocked. This past week democracy was vindicated in South Africa. Thabo Mbeki, President of South Africa, did something that is rarely done, seen or heard of on the African continent. He relinquished power voluntarily, peacefully and gracefully. The African National Congress asked Thabo to step down.