Hot air in a time of distress: Political disconnect keeps failing South Africa

By IAfrica
In South Africa
Jul 22nd, 2014

The death of four-year-old Taegrin Morris “undermined the gains made by government in dealing with serious crimes”. This is according to the chairman of Parliament’s police portfolio committee Francois Beukman. A little child died in one of the most horrendous acts of violent crime in South Africa in recent history. Is this really what you want to be saying, Mr Politician? Every day, statements are issued by politicians about occurrences, developments and plans that are supposed to reflect the state of South Africa. Often, all this does is reflect the social distance and disconnect between public representatives and communities struggling through life in South Africa. By RANJENI MUNUSAMY.

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