When ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe changed his tune about President Jacob Zuma’s cabinet reshuffle last week, fed-up social media users found their sanity in humour. They coined a new verb — "to mantash", or change one’s mind abruptly. Now Twitter users have made an appeal to newly outspoken ANC members: don’t speak out against ANC misdeeds now, only to mantash on April 18 during the vote of no confidence in Zuma. 2. Shell’s dirty secrets Oil company Shell has admitted for the first time that it negotiated with a money-launderer for access to an oil field in 2011. Shell and Italy’s Eni paid $1.3bn to Nigeria for access to the field. But investigators claim $1.1bn was passed to a firm controlled by Dan Etete, a man who was convicted of money laundering in a separate case. Documents filed by Italian prosecutors claim $466m of that was laundered and passed on to then president Goodluck Jonathan. 3. Every man’s wardrobe The psychological phenomenon of the moment is group-think pi...

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