EDITORIAL | The second SA pandemic spreads its toxic tentacles

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EDITORIAL | The second SA pandemic spreads its toxic tentacles

There is a war being waged against the women and children of our country, and it needs to be locked down

Editorial

There is an image of a four-year-old boy, lying on a bed raised by four plastic containers, his eyes open, his body lifeless.

On the floor below him his father lies on his side, his head resting on a blanket, his body lifeless, seemingly asleep. And near him his 10-year-old brother is lying on cold tiles, his eye shut, his face peaceful, while the winter sun streams through the bedroom window onto him.

It is a haunting image because as peaceful as they look, it belies the horror of what happened in a semi-rural community of Nteke, west of Durban, on Monday morning...

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