Of course Pablo cost an arm and a leg – how else would a sofa ...

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A WORD IN THE HAND: SOFA

Of course Pablo cost an arm and a leg – how else would a sofa walk home?

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Deputy features editor: Sunday Times

In the midst of misery and mayhem there is always some small comfort to be found. For South Africans, in the wake of a week of collective insanity that saw shopping malls burnt and people left hungry, that solace came in the form of an expensive couch.

The sofa nicknamed Pablo, resplendent in blue leather that would not look out of place in the reception room of the DA’s headquarters, was stolen from an upmarket furniture store.

A reward was offered for its return; the people heeded the call and Pablo, lying discombobulated and slightly worse for wear on various city pavements, was rescued...

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