Fear & Loathing in South Africa – those who sought to sabotage the EFF’s National Shutdown.

Photo: From left to right: Cyril Ramaphosa, Bheki Cele, Sindi Chikunga & Khumbudzo Ntshavheni (Images:GCIS) All tried to sabotage the National Shutdown

By Sipho Singiswa

Mainstream media houses, corporate bosses, conservative opposition parties, the Ramaphosa camp, as well as some turncoat members of civil society and Chapter 9 institutions, clamoured to manufacture and manipulate public fear and hysteria in the two week run up to the EFF’s planned national shutdown on the 20th March 2023.  They did this by framing the shutdown as posing a great danger to all South Africans.   The word ‘violence’ was bandied about with glee. The DA went as far as to attempt to interdict the national shutdown in order to stop it at all costs.