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Election Time

Nxumalo gripped the table in and emoted, driving his words deep into Nossel’s consciousness:

“Wait till we lose the vote in this country…which is on the cards I believe.

I envy this fresh politics of the UK, Nossel

Here our movement is dominated by a centre right grouping which stamps out all intelligent debate.

Many of us in the movement believe that it only holds together as a patronage club, which is rapidly rendering government unworkable.

We have municipal elections here next year …dan sal die fokken poppe dans.

I think we’re headed for a not-so-silent second revolution here…bring it on.

The greatness of constitutional democracy is that you can only rig it for so long…Thatcher Clinton Bush Blair Brown Zuma Netanyahu…all political careers are doomed to end in failure other than the greats or the tyrants … look at Churchill even.

Only a few like the Madiba and the Mahatma survive. It will be interesting to see if Obama’s devotees will pull sainthood off…I doubt it.

But boy could we deal with an Obama now!

Madame bring me the Bill. Nossel it’s my turn to pay!”

And with that he left the table, Nossel scurrying after him…..

 

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