- Marianne Thamm
Former DA-staffer-turned-journalist/columnist Gareth van Onselen has just published his second collection of polemical essays and “critical interrogations” on a variety of topical South African issues, from ritual initiation to the notion of respect, bad service and the apparent triumph of mediocrity in South African life. But the chapters that are bound to attract the most attention are those in which the author provides a ruthless and scathing “analysis” of the mind and character of former DA leader Helen Zille, based entirely on her twitter time line. Some shit is going to fly. By MARIANNE THAMM.