Another Saturday. Warm enough to do some washing. Oh, the President of South Africa has been recalled.

There are some things that are not clear to me, though, and I hope that someone more informed than myself will be able to help me out: if Thabo Mbeki is being recalled as President of South Africa by the ANC because he has been implicated in unconstitutional practices, then where does that leave Jacob Zuma who has also been implicated in unconstitutional practices, viz. that of accepting a bribe from Shabir Shaik? And if the implication of someone in the ANC executive in something unconstitutional is intolerable to the ANC, then why is Jacob Zuma allowed to be president of the ANC?

To misquote Marcellus in Shakespeare’s Hamlet: something is rotten in the state of South Africa.