Sipho Mabena
Premium Journalist
3 minute read
22 Oct 2021
6:15 am

Why criminals rule SA

Sipho Mabena

My fears that we are a crippled state headed for an abysmal end, unless something miraculous happens fast, are becoming real.

Police Minister Bheki Cele. File image

So much has happened in this sad country. My fears that we are a crippled state headed for an abysmal end, unless something miraculous happens fast, are becoming real. The frequency of traumatic and depressing events has made it practically impossible to distinguish between reality or a bad dream. Keeping many South Africans awake is not just the biting poverty, violent crime and corruption, but the impunity and almost zero action against perpetrators. Judging by the public and tough talk by authorities, one would have expected the masterminds of the July attacks on SA’s economic infrastructure to be known and...