Treasure those like Van Damme who rise above the muck

23 May 2021 - 00:00 By Lindiwe Mazibuko

'Politicians have always lied, but it used to be if you caught them lying they'd be like, 'Oh man'. Now they just keep on lying."

I have a vivid recollection of being momentarily taken aback - then truly saddened - by this remark, made by former US president Barack Obama during the 16th Nelson Mandela Lecture, which he delivered on a chilly morning at Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg back in July 2018, to commemorate the birthday of SA's founding democratic president...

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