WORDS IN THE HAND: CHIMERA and CALICO

SUE DE GROOT | When a phantasmic chimera in judge’s robes sweeps down, be afraid

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

01 July 2021 - 20:07

In her judgment of the conduct of the man everyone is talking about (again) this week, acting deputy chief justice Sisi Khampepe gave an address of the utmost thoughtful elegance, a work of such eloquence it deserves to be enshrined in the World Book of Best Oratory.

Most people, I imagine, were so focused on the outcome (will he, won’t he, will he go to jail?) that they did not notice the exquisite language employed by the judge. ..

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