Since the middle of February, the internal political situation in South Africa has worsened once again. During South African president Jacob Zuma’s annual address to the country’s parliament, the main opposition parties, primarily the Democratic Alliance and the Economic Freedom Fighters, became rowdy and delayed the president’s speech for an hour. For security reasons, the parliament building was surrounded not by the police, as it was last year, but by the SADF staff.
Domestic affairs in South Africa have sharply deteriorated since April of this year. A wave of violence has erupted against foreigners all across the country. The first incidents occurred during the Soweto riots in mid-January. This marked the beginning of the social upheaval in South Africa - a country with a wealth of natural resources and a population of over 50 million. The violence then made its way to major cities - Durban, Johannesburg, and others... Of all the theories about the causes of the social unrest in South Africa, the most likely version points to some outside influence on the country...