What topped them all for me was the township expression “jealous down”. To the uninitiated, a full, honest and sincere compliment is never complete among kasi dwellers - or ex-dwellers in this case - without one willing jealousy to fall.
These two words came from today’s man of the moment who is being inaugurated in Pretoria, congratulating EFF leader Julius Malema on his young, restless and radical party’s strong election showing.
The warm mood - a stark contrast to what the camaraderie and decorum in that august house had descended to - continued as Malema and his caucus did the vosho dance in celebration and everyone showered Cyril Ramaphosa with love and support, some of it conditional on him putting South Africa first.
Good leader Patricia de Lille forgot to shake his hand but made sure to give him love and support.