- Ranjeni Munusamy
Why is it that President Jacob Zuma has to be prodded and begged to release a report on a massacre that should be generally accepted as a heinous event in our history, and when the need for justice should be common cause? Why does the South African government have to justify Operation Fiela’s excessive force against foreign nationals when our democracy rests on the principles of human rights? And why are there constant threats by the ruling party to clamp down on the media in an open society? This was meant to be a compassionate, responsive government, not one whose iron fist hovers over society. By RANJENI MUNUSAMY.