Editorial
2 minute read
3 Aug 2020
6:47 am

Shameless ANC washes its hands

Editorial

That’s just the way this party – perhaps criminal association might be more accurate – rolls.

Picture for illustration purposes. A man wearing a face mask walks in front of advertisement promoting good hand washing practices, on a rainy day in Istanbul, Turkey, 04 May 2020, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Picture: EPA-EFE/SEDAT SUNA

For shell-shocked ordinary South Africans, nothing the ANC does shocks us any longer. That’s just the way this party – perhaps criminal association might be more accurate – rolls. It was no surprise, therefore, to read about how the “personal messenger” for Eastern Cape Health MEC Sindiswa Gomba, ANC Youth League regional task team member Ayanda Matinise, was caught by the King William’s Town police and charged with transporting alcohol in a state vehicle. Matinise also apparently tried to bribe the arresting cops. It’s an incident not dissimilar to the clear lack of social distancing and excess numbers evident in...