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Laugh­ter is the best medicine, but it wasn’t enough to cure ac­tor Robin Wil­liams of his deep de­pres­sion. He made us weep with laugh­ter and, in his darker roles, just weep – and hid his own de­mons be­hind a wide smile and sad eyes. His sui­cide this week left the world a lit­tle emp­tier.

Thanks for the mem­o­ries, Robin – we’re sorry for your pain. Pres­i­dent Ja­cob Zuma has mas­tered the art of pass­ing the buck. Af­ter keep­ing us wait­ing for months for a re­sponse to the Pub­lic Pro­tec­tor’s Nkandla re­port, he de­liv­ered what was es­sen­tially two pages of a re­ply as most of the 20 pages were a re­gur­gi­ta­tion of other re­ports. And the sub­stance was: Ask the po­lice min­is­ter.

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