Sunday Times

Rolling in the deep

- Iceland · Nelson Mandela · Athol Trollip · Austria · Cape Town

Hogarth is quite fond of the ex-mayor of Nel­son Man­dela Bay. He is flu­ent in Xhosa, but it seems he’s not that flu­ent in the lan­guage of po­lit­i­cal back-stab­bing.

On Mon­day Athol Trol­lip was lick­ing his wounds at the Cape Town Press Club af­ter be­ing ousted by the un­so­phis­ti­cated loud­mouth Mongameli Bobani with the help of Trol­lip’s own com­rades. But it seems old Trol­lip hasn’t thrown in the towel yet. “I re­gard my­self as a coela­canth,” he told the press club. “It’s an in­ter­est­ing fish that has been around for a long time. I re­gard my­self as a po­lit­i­cal coela­canth.”

Some­one send him di­rec­tions to po­lit­i­cal Juras­sic Park.

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