busker by-law? there is no busker by-law

For anyone who’s been following what’s been happening since blind busker Lunga Nono was publicly assaulted and arrested by Cape Town police recently… Also watch Nono’s own account of events HERE.

The Modular Man


This started out as an admonishment of Cape Town residents for our tardy outrage and showboat sense of civic responsibility. We turned up in huge numbers, I was going to say, when city law-enforcement officers publicly assaulted and arrested Lunga Gooodman Nono, but where were we when the laws and regulations he supposedly fell foul of were made? Public participation in law-making, after all, forms one of the key pillars of our constitutional democracy. It’s on us if unjust laws make it into the statute books.

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