Eish! There they were, looking down on me, hundreds of them, wearing smug looks on their faces as they flew in a formation the shape of a pork pie. The formation was excruciatingly apt given what I said about pigs in this column two weeks ago. In case you missed that column, in my customarily acerbic manner I argued that pigs would fly if former president Jacob Zuma did not deliver the state of the nation address on Friday and Cyril Ramaphosa was elected interim president of our beloved country. Did pigs fly? Well, is the pope Catholic? This humiliation notwithstanding, some of my best friends are pigs and they cannot fly. Now, let me turn my attention to the other … I mean … politicians. After the pigs landed safely, Ramaphosa delivered the state of the nation address, after wiping the blood off his nose.Following the failure of the top six of the ANC to persuade Msholozi to resign, Ramaphosa entered the fray in a one-on-one contest with Nxamalala, a skilled and hardened negotiator...

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