The incredible case of Kabelo Thibedi has embarrassed South Africa.
Admittedly, the poor guy, according to the law, was wrong in taking the Home Affairs' official hostage. But what led him to do what he did?
The government failed this man by never issuing him with an ID. Can it now explain why it was so difficult to issue him with his ID - while illegal immigrants get IDs in less than an hour.
Siphiwe Mpho Hlatshwayo