Sunday, June 19, 2011

Mampara of the week: Jacob Zuma

19 June, 2011

Mampara of the week: Jacob Zuma
It is with a heavy quill and a sad heart that Hogarth commits this week's award to the commander-in-chief of the South African armed forces.

For it was he who made a terrible choice this week. 

As president (of the country), he was scheduled to address a youth day celebration at Orlando Stadium.

As president (of the ANC), he was scheduled to drop into the ANC Youth League conference to secure a public pledge of loyalty from that organisation's increasingly rotund rabble-rouser.

He chose the latter, and when he eventually arrived at Orlando Stadium - three-and-a-half hours late - the youth had left en masse.

Placing political ambition over the people makes you a Mampara, sir.

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