EDITORIAL | SA’s security cluster failed us in July. It cannot do so again
What is the state doing about new threats of violence and is it ready to quell any resultant unrest now or later?
This week will test whether President Cyril Ramaphosa’s recent cabinet reshuffle was worth the trouble.
It followed July’s unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, which raised questions about the mettle of SA’s security cluster.
Ramaphosa, in his reshuffle, fired defence minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, who has since resurfaced in parliament as speaker of the house, and brought the state security agency (SSA) under the presidency. ..