Peter Bruce Columnist

I shouldn’t listen to the radio. There is so much going on in SA the last thing I need before a column deadline is a brand new idea. This was going to be about a column written by the Daily Maverick’s Richard Poplak, who is depressed at the National Prosecuting Authority’s failure to hold the Gupta family to account over the Estina dairy project, the proceeds of which were used to fund their lavish family wedding at Sun City in 2013. Then it was going to be about the fuss over the City Press report on attempts, to many indignant denials, to form a liberal breakaway party from the DA. But there are, or have recently been, such attempts. Frans Cronje, the head of the Institute of Race Relations and a pillar of the liberal establishment, is open about having had discussions on the subject.Then I thought about another Poplak crusade – drawing attention to the absolute lunacy of allowing Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba to press ahead with plans to form a customs or border agency that...

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