Isaac Mashaba
4 minute read
20 Oct 2021
6:40 am

South Africa is embracing criminality

Isaac Mashaba

Anarchy, along with protests and riots, are escalating and infrastructure damage and sabotage have become our new normal.

An ATM pharmacy was destroyed in Alexandra by protesters. Photo: Twitter/@SkyeGrove

Violent crime and lawlessness have reached warzone proportions in South Africa. Anarchy, along with protests and riots, are escalating and infrastructure damage and sabotage have become our new normal. Taxi violence, ATM bombings, hijackings, xenophobia, gang warfare, hooliganism, state corruption, murder, home invasions, horrific farm attacks and, now, even taking ministers hostage are just part of a normal day in our once-great country. Astonishingly, there are those in government who view the lawlessness as a sign of a “mature democracy”. Is the recent spate of political killings also a “mature democracy”? Our government remains in denial as the country crumbles....