Brendan Seery
Deputy Editor
3 minute read
3 Aug 2020
10:35 am

Love me tender, love me true

Brendan Seery

It was wicked, they all knew, that the media would dare to question the acts of loving charity which took place within the loving ANC family.

Zimbabwean novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga holds a placard during an anti-corruption march along Borrowdale road, in Harare; she was arrested and freed on bail the following day. AFP/ZINYANGE AUNTONY

The sun glinted off the gleaming Range Rovers, Mercs and Porsches in the five-star hotel parking lot. Looking  out of the window, the chair of the ANC Education Committee, Comrade Front Company, took a swig of his glass of Johnnie Walker Blue Label. “I love what you have done with your Range Rover Supercharged, Comrade Freedom Charter,” he said, turning to a man whose stomach was fighting a losing battle to stay constrained by his Gucci jacket. “Thank you. It has a green paint job, the upholstery is gold and the tyres are black… the party colours!” Freedom Charter continued:...