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Don’t blame Mbalula for truck anarchy

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The chickens of lawlessness unleashed repeatedly over the years by the government are now coming home to roost.


26 Nov 2020
PREMIUM!
Don’t blame Mbalula for truck anarchy

Trucks being torched in Heidelberg, 20 November 2020. Picture: Twitter/@FleetwatchCC

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula is not, as we have often said, our favourite minister… apart from his entertainment value, that is. However, to blame him – as some citizens and commentators are doing – for the war of terror being waged against trucks and their drivers on our highways would be wrong. Though Mbalula would be out of his depth in a puddle, this crisis is national in nature and threatens the very heart of our democracy and economic stability. The fact that those behind these attacks have not been identified, let alone been brought to book, shows two things....

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