FRED KHUMALO: Fear and loathing at the SABC

After an attempted hit like the one on Thami Zikode, it seems somehow appropriate to eat Godfather-style pasta

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FRED KHUMALO: Serendipitous delay in Doha

We found ourselves stranded at Doha International. On the bright side, I got to see a bit of Qatar, but it was the food that bowled me over

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FRED KHUMALO: Beware of ANC putsch house

There’s nothing wrong with Mokonyane and others going to ANC headquarters, but the place swarms with people hostile to Ramaphosa

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FRED KHUMALO: Nouvelle cuisine deficiency

Curiously, Afrikaners of Huguenot descent do not seem interested in their French heritage. I wonder why

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FRED KHUMALO: The three stooges — Manyi, Mngxitama and Motsoeneng

Like some of the homeland leaders, Manyi, Mngxitama and Motsoeneng were merely doing the bidding of their nefarious masters

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FRED KHUMALO: Contumelious nincompoops

Our young EFF-supporting friends got more voluble as the drinks flowed. One called us dinosaurs who would vote ANC. We burst out laughing

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FRED KHUMALO: Unashamedly corrupt

It’s a quarter of a century since this country came to its senses. We have a lot to acknowledge but it will take a long time to undo the legacy of Zuma

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FRED KHUMALO: Dictionary-swallowers

Thugs are no longer what they used to be. They once loved big words to 'pleat' the girls, now they are burning books and hounding writers

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FRED KHUMALO: Adios joker Jakes, hello Ace

I was amazed at how much Berliners know about such South Africans as Ace Magashule, who is not even the president

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FRED KHUMALO: Famished and on the road to Berlin

In preparation for my trip to Berlin I thought I should go to a local German restaurant, just to get my taste buds ready for the adventure

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FRED KHUMALO: The depressing story of our lives

The American girl’s laughter at the term load-shedding for blackouts finally confirmed to the SA girls that they were from a Third World country

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FRED KHUMALO: How SA could rock

Vilakazi Street was buzzing even though it was in the middle of the week. If only its entrepreneurial spirit could be replicated all over the country

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FRED KHUMALO: ‘Vrotmelk’ kingpin’s plan for white supremacy

Some will fall for Adriaan Nieuwoudt’s latest wild scheme — a whites-only settlement — out of fear, others out of racism

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FRED KHUMALO: Why stain perfection with politics?

My Portuguese evening was too perfect to be spoilt by ungrateful, greedy birds or knowing the true identity of the wizard in the kitchen

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FRED KHUMALO: Stealing a country

A woman’s voice sounded exaggeratedly loud in the ensuing silence: ‘When will this thieving stop?’

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FRED KHUMALO: The ANC’s light-bulb moment

The ANC poster featured a smiling Ramaphosa alongside the legend: ‘The power is in your hands’. What a morbid sense of humour they have

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