Dear Mr President,
Many South Africans are shocked that you still get shocked about the murder of women and children and the scourge of gender-based violence in the country.
In defining the nature of power, psychiatrist M Scott Peck writes in The Road Less Travelled: “Political power is the capacity to coerce others, overtly or covertly, to do one’s will. This capacity resides in a position, such as kinship or presidency, or else in money. It does not reside in the person who occupies the position or possesses the money.