Our nation's security requires brains

The police commissioner's grade 12 doesn't make the grade

19 December 2021 - 00:00

There is a troubling image deeply etched in my mind of President Cyril Ramaphosa addressing the nation, flanked by the heads of the defence force and the police, just as the July riots came to an end.

Ramaphosa made very serious statements about the causes and the identity of the people behind the riots while promising concomitant action. Well, not exactly his choice of words, but they fit the bill. ..

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