Opinion | Just political brinkmanship

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Bhekisisa Mncube.
Bhekisisa Mncube.


Sawubona Mongameli, Cyril Matamela Ramaphosa, the recent political upheavals in KZN and parts of Gauteng manifested through the torching of trucks, industrial looting and setting shopping malls and warehouses on fire weren’t an insurrection.

Neither were they Jacob Zuma inspired “ethnic mobilisation”. Hhayibo, I can’t let uBaba off the hook so quickly. He is my best writing muse by far. Thus, I can confirm that Zuma’s incarceration was the tinder used to lit the fires of an “insurrection” or more appropriately, political pandemonium.

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