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When the final level is lifted, will we be free?

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Would we really be free under command-council culture spawned by the pandemic?


19 Aug 2020
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When the final level is lifted, will we be free?

Dlamini-Zuma said the country’s efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19 cannot tire now, and that we cannot let our guard down yet and “become lax over health protocols.” Photo: GCIS

We are swamped with advice on how to combat the coronavirus. And there are screeds about how to fix our wrecked economy. We should also pay attention to freedom, which has been curtailed during lockdown. Freedom remains limited. Even now under Level 2 we have a curfew and long list of don’ts. The reasons for these restrictions are not always logically consistent. When the final level is lifted, will we be free? Certain ministers visibly derive enjoyment from telling us what we may and may not do. Bheki Cele and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (NDZ) for example. Cele’s ridiculous statements included demanding...

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