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12 August 2010

Rolling drunk

Most evenings I drink a glass or two of red wine. But clearly I am not where the party is. It's at seven in the mornings and I am not invited, complains Susan Erasmus.

Most evenings I drink a glass or two of red wine. But clearly I am not where the party is. It's at seven in the mornings and I am not invited, complains Susan Erasmus.

For the second day in a row, I have been confronted with the news that someone has been arrested for drunken driving early in the morning.

Firstly, there was this snippet from News24:

ANC spokesperson Jackson Mthembu was arrested for drunken driving in Cape Town on Thursday morning, officials said. But this did not put him off doing his job - he did a phone interview with Sapa about youth leader Julius Malema around 09:00, an hour after the arrest, when he was apparently still being held at the Mowbray police station.

But then two things I have to say in his defence: if you had to defend Julius Malema in public, would you not also consider hitting the bottle shortly after your alarm clock sounded in the morning? And then, you have to admire his work ethic: he still went ahead and did his job, commenting on Malema's choice of song (Idols, anyone?) while he was sobering up behind bars. That's true dedication, don't you think? Cellphones are such wonderful things.

 
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