Moeletsi Mbeki on South African Democracy

Ten years of democracy may seem like a long time for South Africa and its leaders, who are celebrating that milestone this week. But democracies — true democracies — are not easy to come by, especially on the African continent. NPR's Tavis Smiley talks about South Africa's role on the world stage with political analyst Moeletsi Mbeki, the brother of current South African President Thabo Mbeki.



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