This is about love. Sweet, pure love.

Those who were able to ignore the vuvuzelas and the singing, and who managed to hear Pravin Gordhan’s testimony before the Zondo commission, heard many things on Tuesday.

Most notably, they heard a chilling account of Jacob Zuma trying to intimidate Gordhan out of his job and away from the front door of the treasury.

Twenty-five years ago a group of ethnic nationalists wearing camouflage tried to disrupt a gathering of national importance. On Tuesday it happened again. Granted, the EFF weren’t driving a bakkie through a window like the AWB did at Kempton Park, and relied on noise and libel rather than violence, but the parallels were curious. This, however, isn’t about anger and division. This isn’t about a 6% party’s quest to stay relevant as the spotlight moves off it six months before an election. This isn’t about noise and posturing. This is about love. Sweet, pure love. Those who were able to ignore the vuvuzelas and the singing, and who managed to hear Pravin Gordhan’s testimony before the Zondo commission, heard many things on Tuesday. Most notably, they heard a chilling account of Jacob Zuma trying to intimidate Gordhan out of his job and away from the front door of the treasury. It might have been quite depressing. Except for one moment of transcendent love. That moment, it seems, took ...

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