All’S fair in love and war, but presenting a united political opposition really is beyond the pale.
No wonder President Jacob Zuma was upset in Parliament last week. He complained bitterly that co-operation between the various opposition parties confused the voters, to the extent that they didn’t know which party was which.
Don’t be too hard on Jacob Zuma’s fresh-air shot on Friday – even regular golfers sometimes miss the ball completely.
The president was launching the presidential golf challenge at Stellenbosch and, standing on the first tee, was obviously keen to give the ball a mighty whack. Perhaps he was imagining it to be his bitterest political opponent at the time, whoever that might be.
Now that you can be sentenced to a year’s imprisonment for catching a great white shark, as a George angler was, albeit that the sentence was suspended for five years, I’ll make a point of leaving this shark species well alone.
I just hope great whites adopt the same attitude towards me.
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?