Nelson Mandela is being remembered today at Westminster Abbey – the first time a foreigner has been so honoured – and Zuma didn’t rock up!
Yep, Presi – Very – Dent – Zuma, ‘Gauche Extraordinaire’, of The Republic of South Africa had a hotter appointment.
The date of Mandela’s service was originally meant to take place in February to coincide with the former presidents’ release from prison, but was later changed to accommodate Snubby’s schedule (he was preparing his hate of the nation address). His eventual excuse for not attending -‘ It is a busy month’ ….
And where exactly was he? Snubby was attending the wedding of one of Bob Mugabe’s children. So a world event occurs to honour an honourable man and Snubby packed up his shower-head and went off to trifle with one of the world’s most violent dictators…
It must be said that we, (plebs who live here), never actually expected Snubby to attend, so it’s not really a shocker, but hearing that the queen also decided not to was hugely disappointing.
Obviously I’m going on the assumption that she is returning the snub. If I’m wrong, well oops, sorry, but if I’m not, I must say that we do actually expect better behaviour and restraint from you Ma’am.
So Snubby embarrasses us again, nothing new, but when all is said and done, Madiba was still honoured in a service befitting his memory and to be honest, he’s beyond the nonsense of this life now anyway.
So balls and bollocks to the rest of them – Nelson, you hit the Abbey today – Mazeltov!