Senzo Meyiwa's murder and the ethics of death

How do we cope emotionally to the news of the murders of well-known people when the killing of normal citizens barely make it into the news?

The global attention that the murder of Senzo Meyiwa has received, has left many of our listeners questioning the value of an ordinary life, with the high murder rate of South Africa as a stark backdrop.

Discussing the ethics of death, John Maytham spoke to Professor Martin Prozesky, an independent applied ethics consultant at Compass Ethics.

One of the truths that we need to face is just how broken we are as a nation

Martin Prosezky

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