Tom Eaton Columnist

When president Cyril Ramaphosa delayed his Sunday night address until Monday morning, and then delayed it again until Monday evening, a ripple of alarm spread across SA. His political opponents denounced what they called a lack of leadership. Anxious South Africans took to social media to complain about being left in the dark.

I understand both responses. In a time of extreme anxiety and uncertainty, sudden changes to government plans and inexplicable silences make many people fear the worst.

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