Week of hell lays bare more than just mall shelves

18 July 2021 - 00:00

It is all over then. As a political response to the imprisonment of former president Jacob Zuma, the insurrection of the past week is a failure. It achieved no obvious political goal and largely wrecked the economy of KwaZulu-Natal, at which the insurrectionists suckle.

The response to it was also a failure, mainly of crime and political intelligence and the leadership of President Cyril Ramaphosa himself...

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