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Af­ter ex­pe­ri­ences with her dru­gad­dicted son, who of­ten stole house­hold items to pay for his habit, El­do­rado Park res­i­dent Dereleen James con­tin­ued the fight af­ter he stopped us­ing. She took the bat­tle to the com­mu­nity by start­ing an or­gan­i­sa­tion that sup­ports hun­dreds of peo­ple on the road to re­cov­ery. If only we could repli­cate her a mil­lion times.

She apol­o­gised “un­re­servedly for a tweet that may have come across as a de­fence of colo­nial­ism”, then He­len Zille pro­ceeded to at­tribute all that is good and holy to the colo­nial era, in­clud­ing the in­de­pen­dent ju­di­ciary. Her fan club now in­cludes AfriFo­rum’s Kal­lie Kriel and all the racist trolls on so­cial me­dia. But she’s no racist: she speaks isiXhosa.

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