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Government deserves credit for taking a tough decision

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Our government appears to be tackling this in an efficient and tough, but democratic way.


25 Mar 2020
PREMIUM!
Government deserves credit for taking a tough decision

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The decision by the government to impose a stringent 21-day lockdown, one of the toughest yet (China, UK and Rwanda have taken similar action) in the global fight against the coronavirus was unquestionably the correct one, despite the damage the “stay at home” will undoubtedly wreak upon our already fragile economy. Having said that, it is slightly worrying to note the alacrity with which the ANC administration has grabbed the levers of power enabling them to limit the rights and freedoms of citizens. In that, it is instructive to see that the impetus for the lockdown came from China which,...

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