I write in response to Charles Cadman’s letter and to ask him to consider that ambassador Zindzi Mandela might have done the country and its observers a great favour (“Zindzi should be fired”, June 19).

Through her crass racism and enthusiasm for ruinous policies she has better articulated the positions of the SA government than any of her diplomatic peers. While the bulk of our ambassadors talk about new dawns, long games and structural reforms, the government they represent and party that leads it are working furiously at policies that will undermine property rights, reduce economic competitiveness, threaten the rule of law and escalate racial tensions.

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