Here, then, are the questions for Habib:
NB: In addition, I do not regard POPs transparency as adequate; I have strongly and publicly criticised the generals they report to, demonstrating that they misled parliament about the meaning of the IRIS statistics, inflating the extent to which protests are violent, and using this to justify a considerably larger budget. – Peter Alexander
Photo: Some of the thousands of students from Wits University demonstrate during another day of demonstrations against fee increases at their university, Johannesburg, South Africa, 20 October 2015. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK.
In other news...
The South African economy is choking harder than the Proteas. Although to be choking you have to actually be eating and the Proteas seem to be on some sort of juice cleanse-like fast…*
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*Proteas, you know we love you. We’d just love you more if you won occasionally...
Despite receiving a knighthood from the Queen, Bill Gates cannot use the title "Sir" due to his being American.