It’s a good thing that it was on Friday night that I took my wife out to dinner, and not on Sunday as is the norm. Had we gone on Sunday my appetite would probably have been compromised, consumed as I would have been by that tape showing home affairs minister Malusi Gigaba doing some things "of a sexual nature". As fate would have it, on Friday evening my wife and I found ourselves at Orbit Jazz Club & Bistro in Braamfontein. The intention was to enjoy a splendid meal with music in the background. Things turned out the other way around: we were so overwhelmed by the music of pianist Afrika Mkhize and his band that food became an afterthought. Which was just as well because the food was nothing to write home about. But I shall attempt to inform you, nonetheless, dear reader. First of all, they gave us the Malusi Gigaba table which, in other words, could be classified as somewhat revolting. We were seated behind the pianist, no view of the band whatsoever, and the waiters could not se...

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