South Africa’s Sunday Times has a Mampara of the week – feature, where ‘Hogarth’ castigates the public fool of the week.
In one such piece (June 2005), Hogarth wrote:
“A LITTLE bird reminded Hogarth of an incident of that took place in 1994.
A certain gentleman by the name of Robert Gabriel Mugabe was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II of England and was thus accepted into the inner sanctum of the British aristocracy.
Mugabe accepted the honour with glee.
Now the next time you hear Sir Bob rant and rave about his foes being stooges of the British and agents of colonialism …”
This piece appeared at:
I am repeating it here, because it disappeared from their web site – the same as many of their other articles. The Sunday Times online don’t seem to get the very first principle of the Web – hyperlinks. Yes, there are people out there who would have liked to keep a link to a story like this. For example, they might like to use it when they write something about how Sir Mugabe has the mindset of the colonised – first he accepts British honours like an obedient prefect, then later rants against Britain like a naughty child when his country’s economy collapses due to his own actions.