Born 27 April 1994 - Died 4 November 2012
Entered this world with much fanfare and adoration from the global community on 27 April 1994, and had a very rosy childhood under the patronage and guidance of the first democratically elected leader of the nation.
A new custodian took over the supervision of this still growing but vibrant economy on 14 June 1999, and the following formative years were spent mainly in denial of the scourge of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, and trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle eating Beetroot and Garlic as prescribed by Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, instead of being sustained and nourished by a balanced diet of international investment and industrial expansion.
Things really started going downhill in a kamikaze spiral however, when the incumbent was ousted from his position on 24 September 2008, and replaced by a leopardskin & loincloth clad, Nike wearing polygamist, with a penchant for soliciting bribes and being embroiled in ongoing corruption and tender scandals, an ever increasing concubine of wives and offspring (some illegitimately born out of wedlock), and no moral compass or accountability to the populace for his actions or in-actions whatsoever.
Finally passed away quietly on 4 November 2012, when all semblance of a democracy was finally extinguished forever, by the prevention of the opposition from inspecting a 'publically funded' luxury retirement home for the 'philanderer-in-chief', by his illiterate and impoverished supporters, who still blindly vote for "Jobs, Freedom, Houses and a Better Life for All' at every general election since 1994.
RIP Democracy, you will be sadly missed by all the tax payers of South Africa, who supported you in the 18 short years you were with us.