Richard Chemaly
4 minute read
10 Sep 2021
2:20 pm

‘Out of context’ politicians need to get out of office

Richard Chemaly

Accountants should be able to count, and lawyers must have arguing skills, yet so few politicians can speak without sticking their foot in their mouths.

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Well if I had a rand for every time a politician claimed that their comments were taken out of context, I’d probably have a Dollar by now. Maybe two, depending on how they stuff up the exchange rate. You’d think that by now at least, after so many instances of being “taken out of context”, our political players would at least be aware of the risk. That’s important to be aware of because when we know there’s risk, we can take steps to mitigate against that risk and prevent harm to ourselves and those around us. Driving cars poses risks...