Granted, it started on Thursday, when I, after listening to a strategist wax lyrical about how the world was going to change, tuned in to Twitter before I went to sleep. Imagine my horror to discover that ANN17, the Gupta-controlled (i.e. like BreitBart in the US) TV channel was running with the breaking story that Zuma had "reshuffled" cabinet, firing 15 ministers and deputy ministers.
Alas, this was no fake news, and Friday was awash with horror and political comment.
But before we get there, let's back up a little, shall we?
On Monday, President Zuma recalled Pravin Gordhan, and Jonas Mcebisi from a roadshow to international investors, and then made them hang around a couple days, because hell, why not? Oh and this was after he granted them permission to go. The Zapiro was a classic...
An uncle of our nation, Ahmed Mohammed Kathrada - Uncle Kathy, as he was belovedly known - passed away on Tuesday. His funeral was Wednesday, and the inimitable Richard Poplak pontificated thusly. DEAD MAN TALKING - How Kathrada speaks from the newly covered grave.