Never mind the sanitiser, what SA needs right now is some sanity

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Never mind the sanitiser, what SA needs right now is some sanity

Now is not the time to get high-minded about the right to freedom of movement or whatever, now is the time to obey

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When President Cyril Ramaphosa delayed his Sunday-night address until Monday morning, and then delayed it again until Monday evening, a ripple of alarm spread across the republic.

His political opponents denounced what they called a lack of leadership. Anxious South Africans took to social media to complain about being left in the dark.

I understand both responses. In a time of extreme anxiety and uncertainty, sudden changes to government plans and inexplicable silences make many people fear the worst. ..

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