16 February 2018

South Africa: The Other News Round-Up - What a Queer Explanation


Each week, Daily Maverick brings you some of the world's weirder happenings. This week: we don't know where to start.

I have just one question for Pastor Oscar Bougardt. Jacob Zuma is recalled and within the hour there's a series of moerse thunderstorms in Cape Town. So tell me, was it all the gays' fault, huh?

Kidding. Maybe it's your fault, pastor. Maybe God hates nags?

I don't really know where to start with this week. If the haters are right and all the world's misfortune is a big old queer mistake, I'm going to go out on a limb and say there must have been a hell of a lot of straight weddings and baby-making going down this week. Particularly in the time between Zuma's initial "what did I do wrong?" address and his resignation speech. Those were obviously some critical hours.

Then there were the Gupta-related arrests that went down on Wednesday morning (boom!) and the news that Ajay Gupta is officially a fugitive. Thanks for holding it in then too, homos. You did your bit for the country.

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