Richard Anthony Chemaly
4 minute read
15 Oct 2021
5:32 pm

Military vets hostage situation no surprise

Richard Anthony Chemaly

The problem is that when nothing is done, or at least seen to be done, you can’t blame people for taking action.

Defence Minister Thandi Modise. (Photo by Gallo Images/Jeffrey Abrahams)

Remember that time in high school when you really liked that other cute kid? Y’know, that one you couldn’t stop thinking of but didn’t have the guts to talk to? When you did eventually stomach the guts, the conversation was short and awkward and revolved around something arbitrary like comparing the colour of your moms’ curtains. Then you got all sad because you couldn’t believe that the cute kid didn’t want to be with you despite you not asking. Yup, we’ve all been through that, but you know what we didn’t do? We didn’t lock the kid up in a...