EDITORIAL | It’s a whole hostel of problems in the Eastern Cape

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EDITORIAL | It’s a whole hostel of problems in the Eastern Cape

As the province ricochets from one blunder to the next, its leaders have a lot of explaining to do

Editorial

The infection of 204 people at a school hostel in the Eastern Cape this week is the latest in a litany of troubles that have plagued the province since Covid-19 came calling.

The outbreak at Makaula Secondary School in KwaBhaca, formerly Mount Frere, has highlighted the woeful ineptitude and shameful management of provincial leaders, who must be held accountable for the region’s concerning situation.

As of Wednesday, the Eastern Cape had 18,101 infections and 331 deaths, with a warning this week that a “tsunami” is looming there as the province battles a shortage of key medical staff...

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