The weird world of politics: After-tears jol

2014-07-13 15:01

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After-tears jol

Not one to miss a great party, Number 1’s miraculous recovery continued at great pace.

Shortly after the Durban July, he jetted off to ­Brazil in time for the final of the Fifa World Cup. He and his friends?–?the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India and China?–?thought they were ­clever.

They scheduled their summit to coincide with the final match of the Cup.

What they didn’t count on was Germany spoiling the party for their host Dilma Rousseff and her 200?million soccer-loving compatriots. After-tears, maybe?

Hold your horses

And so the commander in chief made a miraculous recovery in time for the Durban July.

Siyahleba hears from horse-loving acquaintances in the kingdom that nervous whisky drinkers in the marquees held on tightly to their glasses as Number?1 made his way down the hospitality suites to the racetrack.

Let’s not forget how harshly the law comes down on those who spill drinks on the leader of the people. Sometimes the law is an ass.

Coincidentally, a horse named ­Legislate was declared the eventual winner of the prestigious race.

Dr Who?

Siyahleba’s attention was particularly drawn to a tweet by Makaziwe ­Mandela, the late statesman’s elder daughter: “People come into our lives for a Reason, a Season or a Lifetime. To my husband Dr Isaac Amuah Mandela thank u for everything.”

Predictably the tweet unleashed one helluva storm. “Did Mr Amuah ­marry you or did you marry him?” asked one tweet.

One of Siyahleba’s younger sidekicks was later heard saying: “The name Amuah doesn’t open many doors in this part of the world.”

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