SA is so used to crime, we don’t even expect it to be punished

11 March 2019 - 06:16
Muneer Hercules and Maryam Kallie tied the knot at a hospital in Athlone, Cape Town on Sunday. The groom was rushed to hospital on Saturday night after being attacked at his home during a robbery.
In sickness and in health Muneer Hercules and Maryam Kallie tied the knot at a hospital in Athlone, Cape Town on Sunday. The groom was rushed to hospital on Saturday night after being attacked at his home during a robbery.
Image: Esa Alexander

I wrote a “nice” column last week. I wrote that we must not allow some of the outrageous acts of our politicians and some of our fellow citizens to become normalised in our society. It was a pretty decent column (I think!) as columns go. It said all the right things. It was harsh without being negative. It was forward-looking without ignoring the past. Crucially, everything in it was true.

Yet I have to confess that I think it was all a bit dishonest.

Read Malala's full column in Times Select.

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