The news this week that South Africa’s President, Jacob Zuma, had become a father for the 20th time (the child was born last October)–not by one of his three wives, but with a mistress–is out of order. Of course his alliance partners will defend him for building the homestead.

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The culture wars are a distraction

When our political parties only have recourse to the realm of identity and culture, it is a smokescreen for their lack of political legitimacy and programmatic content. It is cynically unpolitical, and it’s all bullshit.