An unexpected fresh breeze gently rolls through Matobo hills and blows across the Limpopo. A calm breeze but unstoppable, bringing change. How bizarre that a decrepit autocrat’s clinging to power has paved the way for South Africans to stir, to awake and reject what we have become. For we only have the ballot box to change what Jacob Zuma has made us, and the ballot box is all about emotion. Removing an unwanted menace through the mark of a pen is far preferable to the blow of a knobkerrie. How bizarre that a pale white male’s "wind of change" speech made 50 years ago now applies to this new wind. The wind of change is blowing through our nation. Whether Zuma likes it or not, accountability to the people is unavoidable. Gideon VosVia e-mail

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