I have been wrong numerous times in my life, and will be again one day. But I was surprised that I was so wrong about Julius Malema. I was sure that the ANC could get rid of him successfully, but to my surprise he's now in parliament - in overalls! He can do politics, that's for sure... not that being good at doing politics is a talent I would be proud of. Going to parliament in overalls does stike a nerver or ten, and it will inflict a wound to all the other parties and our eyes.
I'm sitting in KZN, not even close to Gauteng and the e-tolled routes, I might not even see a e-toll station for this year or the next, hopefully. Yet, each time I hear of problems at SANRAL, or protests agains the system I feel some hope rising that I might never see an e-toll bridge in our country ever again.
Why? Why would something that has so little impact in my life, at this stage, create so much simpathy for those who have to deal with it every day?