Mamphela Ramphele | Looting and violence: A toxic mix of legacy and governance failures

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Members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) arrest  looters on 13 July, 2021 in Eshowe, KwaZulu-Natal. (Photo by Gallo Images/Volksblad/Mlungisi Louw)
Members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) arrest looters on 13 July, 2021 in Eshowe, KwaZulu-Natal. (Photo by Gallo Images/Volksblad/Mlungisi Louw)

We need to heal our country in order to deny powermongers opportunities to mobilise excluded and marginalised young people to destabilise our society and disrupt vital pandemic management programmes, writes Mamphela Ramphele.

Our nation is engulfed in a national crisis, driven by a social current of resentment, as we are hit by a wave of triple crises.

Our beloved President Nelson Mandela once warned that: 

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