Was the kidnapping of Chief Livhu Matsila, the secretary of the ANC’s electoral committee, just another random outrage in our crime-ridden country — or an attempt to thwart “renewal”? Or perhaps a bit of both?

Matsila was kidnapped and held hostage for nearly 24 hours last week. He was released after a R50,000 ransom was dropped off — bizarrely — in front of the Brooklyn police station in Pretoria. ..

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