What on earth is going on in SA? Every day the news is littered with reports of criminal violence against law-abiding citizens — from petty thieves preying on people in the streets to heavily armed organised gangs killing security guards in cash heists. And the police never seem to respond in any significant way. This lawlessness has now spread to the criminals wearing political party insignia. This week, people wearing T-shirts bearing the colours of the EFF broke into and ransacked stores owned by Vodacom in at least three shopping malls. Despite all this being filmed, the police are yet to make a single arrest. Thugs calling themselves Black First Land First manhandle journalists and businesspeople with impunity. For the past few weeks, I have been a silent witness to similar acts of criminality by people wearing the insignia of the EFF who terrorise small businesses and factories in the industrial heartland of Johannesburg. I have received reports and evidence of similar acts of...

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