The crackdown to June starts in earnest. Rose sellers at intersections now have to have permits to sell their wares. If they do not the roses are confiscated. Well, at least this is what Metro Police told this rose seller in Durban. If it’s not true then it’s standard Metro Police corruption but what would they do with all those roses?. If its true then it’s corruption on a grander scale, reducing rose selling entrepreneurs to beggars so they can be declared a menace and shipped out of town, while Metro can make a buck off those willing to step into the gap. Is the rose seller lying to us? We’ve seen him at this intersection every day for the last 5 years, with roses. Why now would he resort to begging?