iMaverick: Mantashiavelli’s Master Stroke

By Stephen Grootes 31 August 2011

In politics, as in rugby, youth and skill are no match for experience and treachery. And boy, has Gwede Mantashiavelli shown that on Tuesday as he lured Julius Malema to play into his hands. It was the worst of all possible outcomes for the Young Lion. A smallish crowd, nowhere near the advertised 10,000, but violent. And as always, in the advent of 24-hour journalism, pictures and sounds, the victim of the violence wins. This time the victims of the violence were the ANC and the media. And so, they clubbed together against one Julius Malema. By STEPHEN GROOTES.

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