An unusual suspect
𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗮𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝟭𝟲 𝗢𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮.
Tsomo, Cofimvaba, Nqamkwe, eNgcobo – iconic small towns in the Eastern Cape where hardware stores, critical to the local economy, say they’re under siege. The demand is simple, “stop delivering goods to your customers or else!” The extortion has quickly spread from one village to the next… a new type of criminal syndicate strongarming the owners into getting rid of their own staff so that a mysterious group called Masiphathisane (let’s take care of each other) can take over deliveries. As breadwinners are forced out of jobs, the extortion has escalated, with delivery vehicles that don’t comply being stoned and burned. Carte Blanche confronts the unlikely mastermind behind this reign of terror.
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