And so, we stumble to an end that’s not an end. We’ll only know who wins in 2019, and whether there’d be anything left to save. For now, the land is ruled by self-anointed queens, untouchable misogynists, and an assortment of dynasties and bastards. And, of course, the three dragons — hunted, unhinged and dangerously unstable. It’s fun, but pointless, to try to match every Game of Thrones character with a South African, naturalised or otherwise. Suffice to say that Granny Gupta, mother of dragons, hopefully looks into mirrors and weeps. If you’re missing Game of Thrones and have an appetite for implausible tales, you can always tune in to ANN7. Like Game of Thrones, it is a DStv exclusive. But ANN7 barely matters anymore. It’s become just the latest organisation trying to get some distance from the Guptas. It has become impossible to find a single company willing to defend doing business with the brothers. Unless, of course, you ask MultiChoice. Its continued support is another excl...

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