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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.
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Covid-19 was not easy to navigate. But the government's failure to communicate clearly, its lack of nuance and planning, its constricting and immovable policy directives and its regulatory intransigence have alienated it from many and caused deep damage, writes Pieter du Toit.

President Cyril Ramaphosa spoke many words and strung together many sentences on Saturday night when he delivered another missive to the country, but his eyes told the real story: "Please, let this all end."

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