Cliff Buchler
2 minute read
4 May 2022
4:00 am

Bad rot smell clings to the ANC

Cliff Buchler

Whenever I see a photo of a smirking Jacob Zuma, I smell cattle dung and see blue.

ANC flag. Photo: Supplied

I suffer from synesthesia. It’s a condition when a sense, such as sight, triggers another sense, like smell, at the same time. I’m still unsure whether it’s a gift or an affliction. Probably depends on what you see and sense. Clips of Chief Justice Raymond Zondo on the bench sees a sweet-smelling haze enveloping him. When witnessing the Proteas being hammered, I see blue (for depression), and faded jerseys with the dreaded bended knee emblem. But when our opening pair batter the boundaries I see a rainbow and smell freshly cut grass. But when espying the political scene, I not...