Why justice in SA can be mistaken for conspiracy

20 September 2020 - 00:00 By Lindiwe Mazibuko

When Brazil's former president Luiz Inãcio Lula da Silva surrendered himself to the São Paulo police in April 2018 to commence a 12-year prison sentence following his conviction for corruption and money laundering, he was mobbed by a crowd of supporters in their thousands.

Many decried the nation's judiciary, claiming a conspiracy to prevent him contesting the 2018 presidential election; a race ultimately won by the far-right and deeply controversial Jair Bolsonaro...

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