Rumours of his romance

2013-12-07 00:00

WHEN Madiba started going steady with Graça Machel in 1997, he gave a group of cynical divorcés at the squash club in Machadodorp — that Last Capital of the Free Republics — reason to hope in finding Love again.

All we saw was a rheumy-eyed old bloke, with a voice so nasal it bordered on a speech defect and 78 winters in his joints, rushing down to the coast every opportunity he got, to date a classy babe some 28 years his junior. And not a year earlier he was still struggling to divorce the wife of whom the graffiti wall at Wits then wrote, “Winnie is in the Pooh”. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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