I was (am) scheduled to visit Thembalethu in the next few days, one of Africa's southernmost cities. But Thembalethu is in flames. All routes in and out of Thembalethu are barricaded, as is the national road which passes by. This morning they manned the barricades from 1:00 am. OBSERVATION: I know Thembalethu well -- there are several photos of the city on this blog. This unrest is fairly recent. While there may not be a strong correlation, it is since the Democratic Alliance took the city. One may Google "Thembalethu" for a summary of the situation.