Me, I like the political opposition. Really, I do. They helped get rid of Jacob Zuma, after all. That’s a plus, no? Yet I am getting just a tad tired of some of the leaders of our opposition. I think they have run out of ideas. Look at Julius Malema. The man recently described by journalist Thandeka Gqubule as "someone in a red onesie" was in top flight a few months ago when he gave a speech in Nelson Mandela Bay, exhorting his supporters to get rid of mayor Athol Trollip. Malema explained that his party was aiming to oust Trollip because he is white (they call that racism where I come from), saying: "We are cutting the throat of whiteness." Our onesie friends are not great at implementing their threats, though. Three months later here we are: Trollip is still mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay; Malema’s ANC ally, Andile Lungisa, has been convicted of assault and faces two years in jail; and Malema’s remarks have attracted no censure. Instead, his racist rants are continuing apace.In Klerk...

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