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In Zulu we say: "Unlike water, people do not go in the same direction." This means that people do not always hold the same views on a matter.

The passing of former president FW De Klerk is a quintessential example of this aphorism. This event evoked a multiplicity of reactions. His posthumous video message, in which he apologised for his role in apartheid and the hurt and damage it caused, elicited even more diametrically opposed views...

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