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Are the authorities playing a political game with our lives?

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We cannot trust our politicians completely with the truth around this virus.


21 May 2020
PREMIUM!
Are the authorities playing a political game with our lives?

Testing of hundreds of taxi drivers and queue marshals in Ivory Park, Midrand. Photo: Twitter @MbalulaFikile

I am shocked that some naïve people believe almost religiously that Covid-19 is coming to an end with the much-anticipated move to lockdown level 3. The day is looked upon as if it’s another Uhuru or 27 April 1994 – short of celebratory freedom songs and a bit of Madiba magic. I must confess I am not as enthusiastic as many with regard to the country moving to level 3, not when our political leaders and their circle of scientific advisors concede that the worst is yet to come. They estimate the peak of the pandemic infections and deaths will...

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