Violent Protests: Little to address elephant in room


As the only minister in the incorrectly named “security” cluster (which offers citizens precious little real security) who did not blot his copy book during the recent revolt, Justice Minister Ronald Lamola tried yesterday to give the appearance that justice is being administered in the wake of the looting and destruction. Briefing parliament, Lamola vowed that, despite a limited staff complement, overcrowding in police cells and challenges in transporting detainees, those who had been arrested in connection with the anarchy would be processed through the justice system with haste. Lamola said the upheaval was “an unprecedented assault on our democracy,…

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