We are at a crossroads in South Africa â€“ and it is frightening us.
Our beloved Tata (father), Nelson Mandela, is ill. He has been in hospital for a week now and we donâ€™t really know how he is. Of course, it really is none of our business. He has retired from public life â€“ he is no longer a political force, he is a private man living with his beloved wife and grandchildren, in a pretty home amongst the trees.
If only it were that simple.