Eric Naki
Political Editor
3 minute read
27 Aug 2021
5:40 am

Ramaphosa is beginning to take security cluster seriously thanks to insurrection

Eric Naki

It took almost a week for the former defence minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula to deploy the army to support the police quell the unrest because she was adamant that there was no insurrection.

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A lot of things were said after the deployment of the army and poor handling of the recent unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng by the security cluster ministers but now the same people are surprised by the consolidation of security power in the Presidency. It took almost a week for the former defence minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula to deploy the army to support the police quell the unrest because she was adamant that there was no insurrection. Her decision and the failure of the state security to gather the crucial intelligence that could have prevented the outbreak of the coordinated violence,...