Desmond Tutu slammed the state of modern South Africa, condemning the serious corruption, crime, and failure to adequately deal with its harsh racist past, especially apartheid, that continues to plauge the nation, 16 years after its first open and multiethnic elections.  

Meanwhile, this South African brands holding the World Cup a disgrace, stating that the vast inequality and poverty, backed up with some depressing and astounding facts (a 2006 study said life expectancy from 1990 to then had dropped by 13 years!), basically makes hosting the tournament an obscene extravagance.