I do hope Mr Mzukisi Qobo (Why are the middle classes so politically passive?, June 15) read Gareth van Onselen's article ( Like true nationalists, the ANC feeds the hand it bites, June 15). Therein lies the answer to his question. There is nothing to be gained by being politically active except vituperation. The middle class has better things to do.

Peter Blaine

Somerset West