EDITORIAL: Commander-in-chief Clicks his heels
Malema has worked out how to weaponise SA’s fragile political situation to ensure his actions are free of consequence
Last week, the FM’s former editor Barney Mthombothi wrote in the Sunday Times (https://www.timeslive.co.za/sunday-times/opinion-and-analysis/2020-09-13-its-idiocy-was-mind-boggling-but-sa-will-regret-clicks-making-common-cause-with-thuggery/) that pharmaceutical company Clicks, in reaching a deal with Julius Malema’s EFF, had "set a terrible precedent which the country will live to regret".
Clicks, he said, had been coerced and had no option but to reach a deal with SA’s third-largest political party, to prevent further violent attacks on its stores. It had a business to run and families to feed — but the result was that it made common cause with thuggery. "Violence, apparently, does pay," wrote Mthombothi...