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There can be no excuse for the disrespect shown to President Thabo Mbeki at the funeral of ANC stalwart Moses Mabhida in Pietermaritzburg at the weekend.
Our constitution entrenches freedom of expression, and anyone can express opinions that even oppose the president himself.
But there is a distinct difference between freedom of expression and utter disrespect, which also smacks of barbarism.
The crowd, apparently Jacob Zuma's supporters, had every right to disagree with Mbeki. But to boo and jeer the president - and at a funeral for that matter - is a crying shame.
Such actions give credence to doomsayers' claims that we are unable to handle our freedom.