Nothing illustrates more clearly the irrelevance of Business Day opinion to the election than Tom Eaton’s recent column (“Politics Is All Rot When You Are On a Roll”, April 30).
Typically funny and laced with slick humour, (does he exchange high fives with colleagues?), he labels all politicians mendacious self-servers. But a snide focus is reserved in particular for the DA and its leader, Mmusi Maimane, a man whose probity and political oratory are arguably among the best in parliament.
There is an accepted facet of democratic party-political government, expressed once by Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert, that excluding a major event the two conditions that keep a governing party honest are a strong and.