To save his skin, Jacob Zuma disbanded the Scorpions. Donald Trump fired a giraffe, the creature with which 2m tall former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) director James Comey associates himself in his memoir, A Higher Loyalty, published on Tuesday. The book, in which Comey calls Trump "morally unfit" for office and says he reminds him of the Mob bosses he prosecuted at the start of his career, is getting mixed reviews. Among the kindest was by New York Times critic Michiko Kakutani. Of Comey and Trump, she wrote: "They are as antipodean as the untethered, sybaritic Al Capone and the square, diligent G-man Eliot Ness in Brian De Palma’s 1987 movie The Untouchables." From Trump himself came the inevitable Twitter tantrum, closely co-ordinated with his Fox News mbongi chorus and nicely illustrating Kakutani’s comparison. Comey was a "slimeball", the president said, and ought to be in jail for a range of (imaginary) offences.Supporters of Hillary Clinton expressed their disapprov...

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