QUOTES OF THE WEEK
I KNEW I must just wait, wait and move at the last 250m because I don’t want to mess up my fellow Africans’ race. I actually knew from the last lap that the record was gone and I just needed to maintain the pace.
– Caster Semenya, who took gold in the 1 500m at the Commonwealth Games, smashing Zola’s Budd’s 34-yearold South African record.
I don’t have tears any more… sometimes you feel lonely in the midst of people because sometimes the people you love are not there. – Winnie Mandela’s last conversation with her
personal assistant, Zodwa Zwane.
It is an amazing evening, not only for swimming but also athletics, we won gold and silver in the 100m on the track (Akani Simbine and Henricho Bruintjies). Cameron got us started with a win over the world record holder and Tatjana Schoenmaker, the new star in the making. It is the best night we’ve ever had in Commonwealth history, it is nine medals on day five which is unbelievable. – Chad le Clos, South Africa’s swimming sensation who took five medals at the Commonwealth Games .
No. I would probably not choose to do that publicly, here. I think everyone should have control over how their information is used. – Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive and founder of Facebook in reply to Senator Dick Durbin who, during the US Senate joint hearing this week, asked if Zuckerberg would be comfortable sharing the name of the hotel he stayed in the previous night. He was testifying before the US Congress over the Cambridge Analytica scandal this week regarding exposure of data of more than 80 million Facebook users.