EDITORIAL | We’ve united in the best of times. Now we’re uniting in the worst of times
After some dark and harrowing days, the community spirit that has risen from the embers has been heartwarming
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness ...”
This line from the opening paragraph of Charles Dickens’s novel A Tale of Two Cities relates to the contrast between London and Paris during the French Revolution.
But yesterday it was a fitting description for the contradictory events unfolding in SA, as the wanton criminality of violent looters was met with an inspiring counterattack from crime-weary communities, who surged forth to take their streets back...