This is what I really meant when I called Maimane an ‘experiment’

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This is what I really meant when I called Maimane an ‘experiment’

Those outraged over my reference to Mmusi Maimane as ‘an experiment that went wrong’ have selective memory syndrome

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The death last week of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, whose extraordinary long and consequential life was heralded across the world, has occasioned many reminiscences from thousands of encounters with His Royal Highness.

For while Prince Philip always walked two steps behind his wife, Queen Elizabeth II, he was usually several paces in front of a swirling number of controversies his crusty comments and flippancies created.

The Times of London, amid acres of adulatory coverage on his passing last weekend, did headline one of its many obits, “Undaunted Prince Philip had an insult for all occasions”. ..

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