Julius Malema (remember him?) is bitter because his political friends are treating him like a leper at a time when he owes the Receiver of Revenue R16 million. I think they are just confused.
At first they thought he liked Jacob Zuma. Didn’t he say he would die and kill for him, though not in the literal sense, naturally? Didn’t he spring to the future president’s defence in his rape trial, and claim the complainant must have had a “nice time”, otherwise she wouldn’t have ordered breakfast afterwards and asked for taxi fare home?
I’ve been having problems with Telkom – but then who has hasn’t? We are all part of a country-wide club.
As individuals I think they try their best, especially if you are lucky enough to come face to face with them, or even when they are patiently giving you instructions on how to solve your ADSL problem over the phone.
Those Grade 9 pupils nationwide who averaged only 13 percent in mathematics shouldn’t feel too bad.
I was no great shakes at maths myself, and I went to a good school – not one of those where nowadays the teachers only turn up when they feel like it, and are themselves unsure which side of a triangle constitutes the hypotenuse.