| EXTRACT: Radical politics, yes, but with civility and humanity

- | 4 months ago

In recent years, South African politics has been characterised by a distinct lack of civility and accountability.

Racism and violent threats have become the norm and civilised, democratic politics is being replaced by the political mob. Some politicians and activists no longer engage in debate but rather vandalise property, threat­en journalists and spew racial hatred – all in the name of radical politics.

Many of those who draw on the inspiration of radical thinkers such as Sobukwe, Fanon and Biko invoke these names but act contrary to what they stood for.

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