Editorial
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23 Jul 2020
5:03 am

Government speaks with forked tongue

Editorial

On multiple occasions during the coronavirus crisis, it has been apparent that the ANC’s left hand doesn’t know what the right is doing (and we’re not referring to political loyalties).

ANC banner. Picture: Twitter

So, when a country most needs clear communication, we get mixed messages; rollbacks on official statements; corrections to lockdown regulations. This chicken-without-a-head inanity was on public display again yesterday, when the government’s official Twitter account sent out a message to the world that the bans on the sale and distribution of alcohol and tobacco products will remain until the end of the lockdowns – effectively, indefinitely. It took more than five hours for someone to realise that the public might not take kindly to being told that the ANC had snuffed out the dim and distant light of hope at...