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Time to send in the psychiatrists

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In South Africa, you needn’t be an extremist nutjob to be antigovernment.


14 Oct 2020
PREMIUM!
Time to send in the psychiatrists

In fact, given the ANC’s track record, it would be almost unpatriotic to give them your unquestioning support. But, like most things in life, there are degrees. As the official opposition, the Democratic Alliance could be said to be antigovernment. Yet you’re unlikely to find Helen Zille feverishly reading The Anarchist Cookbook or John Steenhuisen making improvised incendiary devices in his garage on weekends. More’s the pity. We don’t even have a decent militia in this country. Sure, the Economic Freedom Fighters calls its nonessential members ground forces and there’s an ANC splinter group led by Brigadier-General Carl Niehaus (Ret)...

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