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July unrest plotters will never be booked ... and they’ll run ...

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July unrest plotters will never be booked ... and they’ll run riot again

Why, nine months after the fact, has no one been charged with treason for bringing SA to its knees?

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President Cyril Ramaphosa’s testimony at the SA Human Rights Commission’s (SAHRC) hearings into the July 2021 riots has left me feeling afraid for our country. Instead of reassurance, his words have left me in despair.

It is clear now, coming from the highest office in the land, that our security establishment is clueless. The police and intelligence services have no idea what happened in that week of murder and chaos. It is unlikely anyone will be held responsible for it.

The president did not have a single fact to impart to the commission. He had theory and analysis in buckets, but the testimony was fact-free. That is scary. This is the man who is supposed to have all the facts at his fingertips. The cold, sobering truth is this: the president does not know what happened in July last year. He does not know because his security apparatus does not know...

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