Mr President, lockdown regulations have driven SA further towards a mafiocracy

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Picture: iStock/ Gubernat
Picture: iStock/ Gubernat

Dear President Ramaphosa,

While your government acted with commendable alacrity in taking steps to curtail the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, irrational regulations have resulted in other health problems and widespread hunger.

Unsurprisingly, inefficient and corrupt government departments have been found sadly lacking in handling lockdown, and regulations relating to bans on cigarettes and alcohol have driven our weak state further down the road to a mafiocracy.

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