The relationship between French president-elect Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte Trogneux, has captured the world’s imagination. Macron apparently met his wife, who is 24 years his senior, when he was 15 years old — she was his schoolteacher and was directing him in a play. "Without her, I wouldn’t be me," Macron, 39, said after winning the first round of the election. With Macron soon to be directing the political show in France, one is tempted to think he might have been inspired by the 1972 Elton John song, Teacher I need you – recorded in France, incidentally, before he was even born. The song’s chorus goes like this (with punctuation inserted by The Insider): "Oh teacher I need you, like a little child. You got something in you to drive a schoolboy wild. You give me education in the lovesick blues, help me get straight, come out and say: Teacher I, teacher I, teacher I, teacher I need you." Happy birthday not at all to me … Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu can be...

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