SHIRLEY DE VILLIERS: Government by gaslight
We’re expected to have faith in Mkhize’s pandemic platitudes – but he’s not sharing the evidence
There’s nothing quite like being gaslighted by your own government.
On the one hand, health minister Zweli Mkhize rolls out the science: #ListenToTheExperts, he touts on Twitter, #ListenToTheDoctor. It’s supposed to be soothing, reassuring, calming: a parade of medical professionals and scientists telling us in dulcet tones how we can protect ourselves in the midst of a pandemic...