FRED KHUMALO: Reality bites hard
Social distancing is a bad joke in overcrowded townships such as Alexandra, where people live hand-to-mouth. Yet the middle classes can’t understand why they won’t obey regulations by staying indoor
Remember how former president Thabo Mbeki was pilloried for pointing out a pretty obvious thing — that SA is a country of two nations: one rich and white, the other poor and black?
Never before has this theory been so palpably illustrated now that SA is in the grips of coronavirus-inspired fear and uncertainty. Some middle-class people in the suburbs can’t understand why people in the townships and shacklands won’t stay indoors and obey the regulations...