Molefe mixed up Portia with soothsayer

Themba Molefe's column, "In SA morality is not a yardstick for choosing leaders", refers.

Themba Molefe's column, "In SA morality is not a yardstick for choosing leaders", refers.

Julius Caesar's wife Portia did not warn him about the Ides of March. The blind soothsayer did. Portia had a dream on the eve of Caesar's assassination - long after the soothsayer's prediction.

And Brutus did not coin "honourable men", Mark Anthony did, when he sarcastically referred to Brutus and his fellow assassins.

But Molefe does quote Barney Pityana correctly: "Moral revulsion is not something the courts can impose on him (Jacob Zuma). It is that which he must take upon himself if he is to be the moral exemplar he once aspired to be." But currently, Zuma is the agile and crafty dodger as he bobs and weaves out of courts.

Mhlanagabezi Vundla, Gauteng

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