When the cat’s away

2011-05-14 13:30

If there has been a moment that symbolically captures or defines the tenacity and discipline of DA leader Helen Zille on her eight-week election campaign across the country, it was when a spotted field mouse scampered up her stonewashed bell-bottoms on a tour of Seshego, Limpopo, last month.

The manner in which Zille was able to keep her cool and carry on is indicative of her capacity to do what needs to be done in spite of the odds. It is this characteristic, coupled with an appetite for long work hours, that has marked her varied career.

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