Adriaan Basson | Good people of South Africa, you are on your own

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Taxi drivers and residents of Durban help to clean-up the city in the wake of last week's looting and destruction.
Taxi drivers and residents of Durban help to clean-up the city in the wake of last week's looting and destruction.
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The failure of the state to protect its citizens in their darkest hour will reverberate in the South African psyche for decades to come, writes Adriaan Basson.

Let's start on a positive note: if there is one thing good, law-abiding South Africans should cling to after the calamity of the past week, it is that you are in the majority.

If there was ever any doubt that the majority of South Africans, irrespective of race, economic status or culture, are good citizens, who want a peaceful life for them and their children, it should be put to bed by the events of last week.

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