Years ago, as the letters page editor on a daily newspaper in Cape Town, I was often struck by an essential equivalence in the moral judgment of readers, whether they were from Bishop Lavis or Bishopscourt, Khayelitsha or Constantia.

They might have expressed themselves differently, but common to them all was seeing the abuses of the powerful for what they were, and claiming the right to say as much...

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