So this is the day that we get to mourn Nelson Mandela.
I have a personal opinion about the timing of his death, and I stand by it. The Ancestors called him home in June – whether or not his body only gave up now, I don’t know for sure.
Madiba was a brave man of untouchable integrity. It is such a pity that the ANC hosts none of his calibre anymore.
I know you are well, Tata, in whatever form you have passed into. I grieve with the rest of the world, and I celebrate your bright, shiniing life example today.
If it makes me the shiniest of tin-foil-hat wearers, I am still going to say this: the timing of this announcement, with public opinion coming close to flashpoint around eTolls, Nkandla and general corruption in government, and every man-in-the-street’s voice raised against the would-be-king-Zuma,is very suspicious.