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Edward: In the mid 1980s, I spent some time in South Africa, during which time, President P W Botha’s government introduced, tea-time curfews, probating whites, blacks and coloureds, from entering each others ‘territories’ without official permits. My social circle was an ethnic mix, with no subjects out of bounds for discussion, and, at one point, I asked how everyone would feel if apartheight was ever replaced by elected home rule. My black friends were the most concerned, as the dominant 2 parties - the ANC (African National Congress), and the IFP, (the Inkatha Freedom Party, Zulu supported), were supported by factions with a long history of rivalry, and whichever one got in, it would not be long before centuries old scores were being settled by the winning party’s supporters, with little or no ‘official’ interference. Later, when apartheight was abolished, and black rule was established, this came true, marked, particularly by the infamous necklacings - petrol soaked car tyres being placed over the victims’ heads, and set alight. My late mother’s précis of the problem is a fair assessment: For thousands of years, until white influences started to arrive at the beginning of the 19th Century, African tribes have lived by the simple laws of survival (the jungle); hunt, eat, and when you feel threatened, whether or not the threat is real, kill, or be killed. How, by then, only the mid-20th Century, do you expect them to learn in 150 years, what it took today’s civilisations, thousands of years, and still not get it right? Forget political correctness, the people who run the country's political structure - be it Mugabe, or Mnangagwa - have hardly advanced a hair's breath, but at least their supporters are toning down the punishments.