Editorial staff
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17 Jun 2022
6:31 am

Is SA on the way to being a failed state?

Editorial staff

Our government seems unable to use any measure of force to deal with such blatant attacks on our country.

Firefighters try to extinguish a burning truck after it was burnt and looted during protests on 11 July 2021 in Durban. Picture: Gallo Images/Volksblad/Mlungisi Louw

In a move which surprised no one on Thursday, Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula tweeted a video of a cute kid urging people to “listen and be safe”, while economic terrorists were holding the country to ransom by blockading the N3 highway. His reaction typified the inept, rudderless way the ANC government reacts to grievous threats to state security. Last year, when KwaZulu-Natal exploded into what was later characterised by President Cyril Ramaphosa as an insurrection, our security forces were nowhere to be seen and were caught flat-footed from an intelligence perspective. ALSO READ: ‘This glass is half full, it’s not...