#42. Share what must be quote of the day by The Times columnist Jonathan Jansen. Talking about the divisiveness of renaming SA’s streets in honour of politicians who may be today’s heroes and tomorrow’s villains, he said:
“Imagine, for example, naming a street after Julius Malema, the youthful idiot who found a way of remaining in the news by threatening to ‘eliminate’ or ‘crush’ the enemies of his campaign to seat Jacob Zuma in the presidency.
As the Sarah Palin of South African politics, he is a dangerous demagogue rescued from obscurity and and not sure what to do with his new-found power other than display his limited vocabulary with words like ‘kill’. (From “Let’s stay off Resentment Road“)
Now all that remains is for Julius Malema to move to Alaska. Sadly, there is a good chance of an empty governor’s mansion come November.