The tragedy that is Roger Jardine! On February 12, his Change Starts Now party launched its manifesto, but barely two weeks later it folded. OK, so it was never truly a party — just him supported by a businessman here and there, the odd NGO administrator, and a few communications consultants.

They invited some people to Kliptown and addressed them as change-makers. On February 29, a leap year day, they had to spoil everyone’s Thursday by announcing the abandonment of the manifesto they had launched just two weeks earlier...

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