Gigaba falling on his sword? That’s just not SA’s strong suit

07 November 2018 - 08:00
Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba arrives at parliament to face the paliamentary committee on Home affairs and is expected to face tough questions from MP's on November 6 2018
Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba arrives at parliament to face the paliamentary committee on Home affairs and is expected to face tough questions from MP's on November 6 2018
Image: ESA ALEXANDER/SUNDAYTIMES

Reader, do not scream. I am about to write about Malusi Gigaba without making a pun about his private life.

I know. It’s weird. It almost feels as if I’m breaking some sort of South African journalistic law by not stooping down to pick the lowest-hanging fruit in the national conversation. And holy Benny Hill, Batman, the fruit is low: some of the sexual innuendos labouring across our headlines would make a 10-year-old look like Oscar Wilde.

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