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Mon Aug 29 11:07:27 SAST 2016

Retreating into a shell of denial: iLIVE

Farouk Araie, Johannesburg | 06 March, 2013 01:01
Parliament building in Cape Town.

Politics seem to have grown crazier and more contentious than ever.

In a world filled with corruption, lies and illicit affairs, where the news regularly serves up politicians' gaffes, crimes and blunders, it's hard to imagine things were never stranger. It is a grim reality that the more you denigrate our political leaders, the more it tends to make them retreat into that comfortable shell of denial and obfuscation. Their mantra is: "To err is human, to obfuscate is divine."

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