National Interest Overrides Everything (sic)

The Herald (Harare) Editorial, June 16, 2007 Harare - Since the beginning of this month, over one million public servants have been on strike in South Africa and their industrial action has crippled schools and hospitals, forcing soldiers and police to step in to provide services and also protect innocent citizens. Not only that, thousands of heavily-armed troops have been deployed to patrol the streets to maintain order, and also protect citizens from rogue elements bent on violence and thugs keen to capitalise on the confusion. As the Sunday Times said of Cosatu this week, " ... threatening violence and inciting ordinary workers to turn into thugs is hardly the way to earn a decent wage," which is exactly what the ZCTU tries to do here (sic). ... National