Brawling in Midrand while Africa's real challenges go unmet by these PAP parliamentarians

06 June 2021 - 00:00 By and barney mthombothi

We seem to have gotten our knickers in an almighty knot over the unbecoming behaviour of some of our esteemed guests at the Pan-African Parliament ( PAP). But aren't we being a tad hypocritical? Why are we suddenly being so saintly over what is regular fare in our own back yard? These worthies know that such uncouth antics are tolerated, if not celebrated, here. As they say, like attracts like...

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