Mine workers wearing face masks at the end of their shift at a Sibanye-Stillwater mine in Carletonville, Johannesburg. Picture: REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
Mine workers wearing face masks at the end of their shift at a Sibanye-Stillwater mine in Carletonville, Johannesburg. Picture: REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Your editorials and the observations of columnists Justice Malala and Andrew Lapping are right on target.

While the imposition of the lockdown by the cabinet was an easy decision with which to obtain their consensus, President Cyril Ramaphosa was briefly obliged to put up with the absurd requirements of small minds suddenly given large scope.

Of course the ANC leadership will grapple ineffectively with getting our economy back on some sort of recovery track — its leadership is schooled in politics, socialism, corruption and outright Marxist theory (from the dustbins of history), and has no practical business experience, with one exception.

It’s no wonder there is no urgency to go forward — our leaders cannot agree on a rational strategy acceptable to all of them.

Robert Stone
Linden

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