Lindiwe Mazibuko: Current crop of African leaders has failed

The former DA leader in Parliament says leaders in Africa have had generations to diversify their economies.

FILE: Lindiwe Mazibuko. Picture: Supplied.

CAPE TOWN - Former Democratic Alliance leader in Parliament Lindiwe Mazibuko has told the World Economic Forum Africa meeting that the current crop of African leaders has failed and should be replaced.

She was speaking as part of a panel discussion about leadership during a time of disruption in Durban.

Mazibuko says current leaders in Africa have had generations to diversify their economies and prepare for problems like climate change.

She says the problems Africa faces all have solutions, and were all foreseeable.

“All of these are leadership challenges should have been responded to by our current crop of leaders, and they have not been. So we should not be allow the same crop of leaders the opportunity to make more mistakes.”