IT is difficult not to shrug your shoulders, albeit grudgingly, and nod when someone says sorry.
And we are expected to do it again. The nation did it when President Jacob Zuma apologised for enjoying nookie with an HIV-positive woman he had watched growing up.
She was the daughter of a comrade who died in exile.
This time around the president - despite three wives and a fiancée - has been caught with his pants down with the daughter of another friend.
We all agree it is not a private matter, especially since the latest liason has produced a baby whose upkeep taxpayers have to pay for. Sorry, Mr President, this time we are too gatvol and disappointed.
If Zuma cannot keep up the zip of his pants he should get out and save the highest office in the land.
We can't go on exposing our children to such insolence.