In this edition of In The Ring With Eusebius McKaiser, I offer trenchant analysis of what is going on in South Africa right now. It is, I argue in this podcast, a mistake to interpret the looting as mere criminality and sheer opportunism. There is a complex number of both more immediate and longer-term drivers behind these events and anyone interested in a serious understanding of this crisis must avoid the danger of a single narrative. Instead, as you will hear in this podcast episode, I see these events of the last few days as having deep roots in the steady decline of the South African state. We are facing a legitimacy crisis sponsored in part by the decline of the African National Congress.