THICK END OF THE WEDGE
PETER BRUCE: SA must steel itself to be independent
Foreign Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has a real job on her hands. It is to restore SA’s reputation as a sound and thoughtful global leader
How stupid can people actually be? I mean, have you seen the video of the two guys walking a lion and it turns on one of them and he runs away. Like the lion wasn’t going to chase the idiot. Perhaps there’s more information out about it now, but in what I’ve seen the guy makes it to a fence or a gate, whereupon the lion catches up and drags him back to where he was when he started running. Meanwhile, a woman is heard off-camera shouting, “Help! Help!”, leaving me, at least, wondering whether she shouted, “Don’t be an idiot!” to him in the first place. Anyway, the guy got a bit mauled but survived. Apparently someone fired a shot into the air and the animal stopped. It was later shot dead, proof if it were ever needed that humans are fundamentally thick. It’s a bit like Brexit, the British decision to leave the EU. How is leaving the world’s richest and most successful trading union supposed to end well? Of course it won’t. It’ll refire the old Troubles in Northern Ireland and isolat...