Peter Bruce Columnist

Ideas for this column come from a variety of sources. Some things you read, some you hear. The ones you hear are best because you can listen around to see if you hear the same again. No-one writes the same thing twice. This happened to me a few weeks ago in a pub in the Western Cape, and I made up my mind to write about it. I might as well have been putting a hungry ferret in my trousers, so alarming and angry and irritable has been the response. Mmusi Maimane has written three weekly newsletters about it. Julius Malema has insulted me about it. Long droning letters have appeared about it in the Sunday Times. Just a few days ago I was forced to block a Twitter mob from the DA who were attacking me about it. What I wrote, based on my sample of three, was simply that it seemed to me that quite a few white males more or less my age (over, say, 57) might actually vote for the ANC in the upcoming election as a way of supporting President Cyril Ramaphosa, the reasoning being that if he do...

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