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Things to learn from Dlamini-Zuma’s public lynching

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It should be possible, in fact it is desirable, to discuss the government’s Covid-19 lockdown regulations and their implications without resorting to shrill either/or narratives of devils and angels.


08 May 2020
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Things to learn from Dlamini-Zuma’s public lynching

Minister of Cogta Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. Picture: ANA reporter

The public lynching of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma over the continued suspension of cigarette sales has been truly remarkable. Attempts have been made, even by those who should know better, to project the cigarette regulations as Dlamini-Zuma’s personal invention. Some media commentators have gone so far as to suggest that she should not be trusted in anything she says or does, dragging – albeit kicking and screaming – all manner of incidents in the past 26 years of her tutelage in public life as proof of her supposed inherent untrustworthiness. Probably taking their cue from the...

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