The ANC has always been first out the gate regarding defending what people in Tshwane townships call nyoso (nonsense). Within hours, if not minutes, of the announcement of the death of Robert Mugabe on Friday the party of Oliver Tambo and Nelson Mandela had issued a statement extolling the virtues of Robert Gabriel, he who died in a Singapore hospital and whose children luxuriate in Hyde Park, Johannesburg.

ANC voters had spent the past two weeks attacking, in some cases murdering, and looting businesses owned and run by Zimbabweans and other foreigners.

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