Insurgency? Insurrection? Whatever it was, it was revolting

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A WORD IN THE HAND: INSURRECTION

Insurgency? Insurrection? Whatever it was, it was revolting

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Deputy features editor: Sunday Times

The ANC, which grows more divisions every day than panic buyers have toilet rolls in their garages, has of late become even further divided over words and their meanings.

President Cyril Ramaphosa said last week’s orchestrated spate of looting and vandalism was planned by those who “intended to provoke a popular insurrection”. 

Defence minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula disagreed, saying: “If it’s an insurrection then the insurrection must have a face ... a coup will also have a face.”..

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