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25 Jun 2021
5:52 am

Covid-19 third wave: Too many South Africans refuse to take responsibility

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How many deaths will it take before we change?

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It’s not surprising that Gauteng Premier David Makhura is “on my knees, begging”, as he puts it, the residents of his province to get serious about Covid-19. That transference of blame to citizens is a convenient – and well-tried – ANC tactic of passing the buck and ducking responsibility for whatever destruction its own conduct has caused. And, in the case of Gauteng, the ruling party has a lot to answer for as hospitals get overwhelmed and overworked front-line medical staff are forced to play God and decide, through triage, who lives and who dies. Covid-19 looting Money that could...