Quote of the week

Mrs Escobar, Henao’s record of her years as the long-suffering wife of the world’s most infamous drug trafficker, opens with a question she has often been asked: ‘How could you sleep with that monster?’ Her answer is that she loved him, and, in retrospect, that she was too afraid to leave. Henao has lived with Escobar’s legacy far longer than she lived with Escobar, who was killed in 1993. She changed her name and the names of her children (Juan Pablo is now Sebastían, Manuela is Juana and she is María Isabel), fled Colombia, went into hiding and fought lawsuits, blackmail and media attacks.

Jessica Loudis
London Review of Books
1 March 2017

Black Sash papers in SASSA Con Court case

Here are the papers filed on Tuesday 28 February 2017 on behalf of the Black Sash asking the Constitutional Court to order SASSA to do its work in order to ensure that social grants continue to be paid. The Black Sash Trust v The Minister of Social Development and Others Founding Affidavit

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