South Africa: Trouble in the Townships

Channel 4

Unreported World

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Correspondent Krishnan Guru-Murthy and producer Alex Nott report from South Africa.

Seventeen years after apartheid, it's a country plagued by violent protests, riddled with corruption and hanging in the balance. Modern, fast-growing Johannesburg is the centre of Africa's biggest economy, yet home to a desperately poor underclass and 182 squatter camps. Guru-Murthy visits one of the biggest and most dangerous, Diepsloot - home to 200,000 people and ruled by mob justice- where they go undercover and expose shockingly crooked local government officials. The investigative team then turns its attention to the man many tip as a  future president: Julius Malema, president ofthe ANC's Youth League.  Exactly how is he building a £1.5m mansion on his modest ANC salary?                        

'Ongoing journalistic peerlessness'  - Daily Guardian                                                

'Scandalous' - The Observer

 

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October 7, 2011

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