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Things are looking up in lockdown

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There’s a palpable feeling of hope in the air – one we haven’t enjoyed for a long, long time. Let’s grasp it with both hands.


24 Jun 2020
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Things are looking up in lockdown

Eight suspects accused of looting the VBS Bank appears at Palm Ridge Specialised Commercial Crimes Court in Johannesburg,18 June 2020, and were each granted R100 000 bail. Picture: Nigel Sibanda

It’s just what the doctor ordered for us lonely lockdowners. Two epoch-making events in one day. First, the announcement by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) of the imminent arrest of bank robbers. Then, the president’s permission for more businesses to open, plus a strong word to would-be women abusers. The main factors responsible for SA’s bad mood are being addressed in one fell swoop. The thought that at last plunderers, murderers and rapists are coming under the cosh is reason enough to celebrate. Add that to the prospect of pitching at health and beauty salons and restaurants, and the future...

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