Siya Khumalo | #BidenWins, but it was too close: A lesson about taking people with us

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US President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris arrive to deliver remarks in Wilmington, Delaware, on November 7, 2020, after being declared the winners of the presidential election.
US President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris arrive to deliver remarks in Wilmington, Delaware, on November 7, 2020, after being declared the winners of the presidential election.
Roberto SCHMIDT / AFP

Close elections are pre-empted by keeping friends close and enemies closer — by studying enemies like they're friends: that's Siya Khumalo's answer to the oft-asked question: "Why discuss religion?"

What do the Mafia, Jacob Zuma and Donald Trump have in common? 

Instead of seeing the church as an obstacle, they see its relationship with the pious and the secular alike - as a tool for playing both sides against the middle.

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