If followers of any nature, any magnitude or any specific category of mankind are governed by the ‘Leaders’ in which they’ve either elected or by unfortunate circumstance, been tyrannically forced to follow ,then obviously a network or nation would in ‘general’ cases be a well-organized and power led group. While this would be the most common and expected case ,what happens if such a Leader, is one of the worst in terms of everything that spells out Mismanagement and complete lack of Leadership skills. Nothing does an immense amount of an irreversible injustice than a so called ‘Leader’ that cannot conform to the gold plated norms of teamwork that actually influence the followers. We have seen the greatest and we always hear of the best in leadership worldwide, but since nobody makes an effort to shine light on the worst world leaders, the people below will make the list!
They have been listed on the degrading reputation of their lack of morals, values, ethics, professionalism etc. That they themselves have made themselves famous for. These are Top 10 Worst World Leaders.
- 10. Thabo Mbeki (Former President of South Africa)
- 9. Robert Mugabe (President of Zimbabwe)
- 8. Jacob Zuma (Current President of South Africa)
- 7. Muammar Al-Gaddafi
- 6. Julius Malema (South Africa’s Youth Leader)
- 5. Islam Karimov (President of Uzbekistan)
- 4. Bashar al-Assad (President of Syria)
- 3. Omar al-Bashir (Sudanese President)
- 2. Thaksin Shinawatra (Former Prime Minister of Thailand)
- 1. Kim Jong – un (Influential Leader of North Korea)
10. Thabo Mbeki (Former President of South Africa)
The world has seen some influential presidents over time, and South Africa, has unfortunately taken the worst leap of this faith in their presidency selection skills, besides those rulers who probably manipulated the voting process in their favor against opposition parties. Former President Thabo Mbeki was the first President after his complete Opposite, Mr. Nelson Mandela who was actually The Grandfather of the nation, not literally but in a sense that a man 95 years old would have been older than most and to have led the generation that other several generations are led by, responsible for freedom that South Africans are able to enjoy today by the abolishment of the Apartheid Era.
The man after him, Mr. Thabo Mbeki who reigned for president, tried to be his equivalent and failed hopelessly in that attempt. South Africa understands that he tried to do something of an extreme attempt to uplift the countries security and going to great lengths to upgrade the countries counter leverage aspects and Army mediums. The downfall here in this attempt though is that Mbeki has, by his mismanaged action, spent Billions of the South African Tax payers money into the purchase of advanced weaponry to enhance South Africa’s rather outdated defense force since the 70s and 80s. Mr. Mbeki has done this while only Deputy President under Nelson Mandela and the worst part is that when he eventually officially became inaugurated as President, he never made any real changes. Somewhat of a boring inactive Ghost in the President office.
9. Robert Mugabe (President of Zimbabwe)
We can give this man one shinning accolade of being one of the longest standing Presidents in office and as far as Zimbabwe is concerned, everybody is a Millionaire! But to the shame that it isn’t actually worth what a real million is. Currency imbalance and value disruption of the Zim Dollar has been primarily the outcome of Mugabe’s extreme mismanagement and corruption ways which his infamous for.’Ape looking’ as some would describe him, President Robert Mugabe is definitely one of the top worst world leaders, seeing that in his 36 yearlong Presidency seating ,his proven to be nothing more than selfish, incompetent to some arguable global scale levels, ruthless as well, unfair and unjust to the Zimbabwean people his taken an oath to serve and throughout almost four decades of being President, The world would have expected Zimbabwe to be one of the top African Countries seeing as how much of positive development could have been done during that time.
It’s to no surprise though, that a man who could multiply his power to last that long would turn ruthless by the status of his power and influence built up over those years which eventually led to the countries downfall in currency, infrastructure and a chain of other essential things that determines the growth of any country. This is to nobody’s surprise as it has actually been predicted and anticipated, that if a leader who claimed to be the best candidate to run a country like Zimbabwe for so long couldn’t care less about the people in it, and economic stability, the country was heading here, it’s only that we see it now. Zimbabwe is somewhat non-recoverable from the amount of losses as well as to the extent of how low it’s dropped, despite being rich in diamond and other vital resources that makes the world go round.
8. Jacob Zuma (Current President of South Africa)
Apart from the Apartheid oppressed and governed Presidents that South Africa has presided over the years since its modern existence, there came about a man named Jacob Zuma. Now here is an extreme ‘activist’ but ironically and more amusingly not in the sense of making a real change as other normal Activists would. I called him an ‘activist’ due to his famous demeanor of being a highly active person who calls himself President. Mr. Zuma can be found dancing cheerfully singing his famous “Umshini Wam” song trademarked to his exclusivity at almost every State of the Nation Address appearance his made. The song has sparked outrage amongst White South Africans, especially and has infuriated other serious Politicians as the racist song simply means “shoot the pink skins”.
In not only my opinion, but backed up by a world spread of others too, a President that sings and encourages as well as instills a legacy of other wanna be pop idols in South Africa, to sing songs of Murder upon a specific race, may be a leader but not one that sane minded people would follow, unless they are barbarians. Due to the years of when he belonged to the ANC And manifested in his Presidency Campaigns, the country knew that he is too much of a “hazed craze” to lead the country and they were right as it’s now Apartheid in reverse. Somehow he has managed to gain as many votes as possible and to South Africa’s shock, he became President today.
Jacob Zuma is also a sex god to some women as a President with 6 Wives not counting the amount of un-named women who his been accused of and has admitted to having illicit sexual relations with and some counts of rape charges too. It’s now clear how South Africa’s Tax money is distributed when it’s not spent on the wellbeing of uplifting the economy. Jacob Zuma is a cherry on the top of the world’s worst leader cake.
7. Muammar Al-Gaddafi
While Muammer Al-Gaddafi isn’t into the funny business in his politician reign, he most certainly is one of a highly egotistical leader and a member who represents more of the “self” rather than all else. Was a Libyan revolutionary and dictator for more than Forty Years (four Freaking decades?) And most certainly tops our Ape President, Robert Mugabe in years of seating in the political department, but with a slight twist of him actually making a positive difference in the economy here and there, sometimes when he felt like and no doubt did it with ultimate pioneering leadership. The flip of this Leadership coin in terms of where Gadaffi is concerned however is that in the times when he hasn’t been using his leadership skills to bring about positivity and economic growth, he has yielded the same tenacious power in the direction of something much more of reckless and careless ventures.
A true leader doesn’t have ulterior motives which makes Gadaffi one of the worst world leaders also. With a reputation of being Chief and Commander of Libyan Armed forces. He has certainly deserved the title seeing that he has long plotted the exposition of King Idris I Who he successfully managed to eventually de-throne eventually which meant the rise of his own power in Libya. His rise to power, would have been his finishing move at which he can use to manipulate things and direct it for personal gain of interest as a disguise from his people as though his ‘earned whatever he desires to take from the economy’ because of his history and efforts in fighting for it. A hypocrite we can call him for this.
6. Julius Malema (South Africa’s Youth Leader)
With a reputation of disruption, rowdiness, everything that spells unethical behavior, utter disrespect, and with a never ending list of all things pathetic, this man, Julius Malema has carved a huge sign on his shinny bald forehead as being South Africa’s “biggest political clown”. The type of man that is so silly in his pea brain thinking capacity that would probably respond to a question of: What country is next to USA? With his answer being: “USB”. He has been dubbed as “the government of clowns” and not for no reason.
He has somewhat of a great ability though, to cause hectic havoc in Political arenas and more especially with his famously known racist attack of vulgarity on a White Videographer in a live Television broadcast. Some guts he had, but no brains, no mind, no conscience and definitely where intelligence never existed. Apart from his clowny appearance and style of dressing which is the total opposite of a normal white collar politician, this guy certainly developed his very own style with a Military styled side cap and other funny kinds of clothing suited to his legacy of clowns throughout South Africa, who think it’s cool. South Africans and critics have been left baffled by whether the hat is to cover his shinny bald empty minded head or to pose as a Commando in the Youth League.
Either which one doesn’t suit his comedian role in Politics anyway. Boo Hoo Julius! The main concern of Julius Malema as a youth leader is that the youngsters of South Africa, immature and childish as they are, are forced to believe that he is a great leader of the nation and for some reason seem to follow his ways and even imitate him, dress as shabbily as him and have developed the same arrogant attitude that he has also. Although Julius Dilemma driven Malema has a surprisingly strong influence on his supporters nationwide, his behavior will no longer be tolerated as its somewhat hilarious and brave also to have physically assaulted another politician on security cameras. He can be classified as a hilarious politician legend in South Africa by the constant display of such stupidity on a high magnitude beyond even his comprehension.
5. Islam Karimov (President of Uzbekistan)
As the second name suggests and with a sounding similar to when you think of Avtomat Kalashnikov (AK-47), a deadly machine gun, is somewhat of a direct comparison we can give to Islam Karimov. Being in Presidency since the start of the 90’s and it seems to bring about a call of question as to how he has managed to win the Presidential elections of extending his term in the year 2000 and the best part was that he has been unopposed!
The only battle here was against himself and maybe some others, who were mysteriously stumped down before his seat has been taken. If those of you who are wondering, about this mystery of why nobody would dare oppose him with hope of winning, is simply because of his somewhat strong arm tactics and unofficial use of the Islamic Militancy to ruthlessly “get rid” off his competition, rather than to legally and competitively fight them in politics. After all, anybody of a Presidential legion will have no trouble commanding respective forces to take action if the President feels threatened. In this case, the threat of his seat being taken by somebody else would have aroused such authorative action against those brave but rather silly competitors who probably would have met a harsher fate than what god intended for them by the controlled power and stump downs of Islam Karimov during these times of his power struggle.
Islam Karimov has also been suspected of money laundering charges which meant that his wife would be under house arrest for being a part of a Multi-Million worth of assets that’s reported by BBC to have been part of a crime ring .
4. Bashar al-Assad (President of Syria)
As we descend down from the structured heap of the worst world leaders, each are ranked by who’s badder than the bad. Bashar -Al – Assad has the second name that starts with the other name for a ‘Donkey’ and without saying it, it should strike your minds already. Nobody would be on this list if they weren’t notorious for their mis-leadership and for being ‘leaders’ who lead in a more tyrannical way rather than in the rightful involvement of followers as well.
Despite the ‘noble’ face, AL – Assad is the type of man that would crush protesting attempts against his political endeveours rather than to tolerate it. This alone should tell you everything else about why he ranks at the bottom of the list of the world’s worst leaders. Al-Assad has manipulated a chain of events leading to his official Presidency status from tweaking constitutions to allow certain things that determine who can be head of state, he has also gained the main influence of Military forces within the country etc.
As he has climbed up the rankings in the Military fields as well, there is no doubt that his used his command of these people to his utmost advantage and more of it mainly for the crushing of protestors and competitors against him etc. He is notoriously known for banishing certain activists long-term in prisons and more especially notorious for continuing a ‘hardline policy’ that’s derived from his father. Like father like son they say.
3. Omar al-Bashir (Sudanese President)
If you notice the common trend in these leaders names, you will find that there is always an ‘ass’ that is in linkage to their names. This is not only insulting but is a clear and well selected outline in relation to their personalities and the deeds they’ve done to the people of the country they’ve taken ‘oaths and vows’ to represent. Mr. Al-Bashir comes across as an “I’ll Bash” type of guy and by this with a string of things which is in line of how President Al- Assad would conduct things as President. A man that’s been the spotlight of an International Criminal Court with an issued warrant for crimes against humanity is somewhat of a say it all in terms of what we can expect from the Caliber of such a President.
Crimes of Humanity can be spread in the heinous and horrible, inhumane acts of: Rape (several girls), murder regardless of its degree, transfer of humans by force within and out of the country and torture and Al-Bashir is convicted and suspected with all of them, including war crimes too. Presidents or leaders of ANY country or cause supposed to prevent war and not inflict it upon its people.
2. Thaksin Shinawatra (Former Prime Minister of Thailand)
Another name on the list of the worst world leaders gives us a clue of who they are. In the case of Thaksin, ‘Sin’ is the outlining word and key factor at which his defined by and one of the things that he is guilty of. That’s right…Sin to humanity, sin to the people ruled under his tyrannical leadership of cruelty. The head of state however always has the final say, in most cases. Who can we blame for following everything even if it goes against the will of morality, principals, values, beliefs and just plain respect etc.? When under the spell of punishable cruelty driven leaders, everybody would be forced to just go with the flow in this case, regardless of doing the wrong thing.
Crimes of humanity as discussed with linkage to Al-Bashir can also be targeted directly to Thaksin Sinawathra as well with the only difference of Thaksin’s way being to a slightly less harsher extent and more blatant. He displayed what we can refer to as the average Billionaires Abuse of power, cruelty to humanity with absolute less consideration of the people involved in such a ruthless manner of his governing duration. In terms of leadership, he can be considered as one of the worst as a True leader leads by example. Thaksin on the other hand has sort of fled, ran away and imposed into self-exile ,sort of like a fugitive at which if he returns to Thailand, would mean the sentence of a 2 year imprisonment. This is comical for a Billionaire as he is an intelligent man to have been making Billions before his elective status as Prime Minister of Thailand, but he chose to run away instead of face it like a Billion Dollar man would.
1. Kim Jong – un (Influential Leader of North Korea)
We have shun a bright spotlight on the worst world leaders thus far and so now for the Finale, let’s give a standing ovation and global level applause to Kim Jong – un for Trumping each and every other worst leader, for Ranking number one on the list of the world’s worst leaders and quite frankly makes the rest seem like kindergarten kids. The people of any country would leave it in the godly acclaimed hands of their elected President or top ranking leaders to provide them the salvation of whatever needs to be done in order for a country to run smoothly which includes the people and the betterment of their lives first before personal endeveours. Kim Jong – un felt nothing to invest a substantial amount of Korean currency in the unnecessary development of Nuclear Weapons while the unlucky citizens in the numbers of thousands starve or work in slavery themed conditions. This right here can be rendered as the first degree of crimes against humanity.
While this may not seem like a common country circumstance of poverty and not a Presidential blame, how does one explain Political camps that are ruled by torturous methods sprung everyday upon those who are held captive, violation of almost every basic human right that the citizens are entitled to not by a constitution but by the grace of God himself yet they’ve been deprived of that too by the cruelty of power driven and selfish ‘leaders’ such as Kim Jong -un. Amongst other crimes of conviction to Kim Jong fall under: Rape, murder, torture, enslavement, kidnapping of innocents for uses that are rather disturbing etc.
If still this isn’t bad enough to make him the world’s Worst leader that’s alive today then maybe the fact that he has been sighted by a reliable source ,watching a Rocket Launch to an unknown location probably killing thousands in the process is what would be to his entertainment.