Fred Khumalo Columnist

I arrived in Durban on the morning of March 15, hours before President Cyril Ramaphosa spelt out, to a stunned nation, a litany of restrictions that would be imposed on citizens in an attempt to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

I was in the Banana City to participate in Time of the Writer, the annual literary festival which I have attended religiously for 23 years. Needless to say, the festival was cancelled, in keeping with the president’s proclamation.

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