Quote of the week

Mrs Escobar, Henao’s record of her years as the long-suffering wife of the world’s most infamous drug trafficker, opens with a question she has often been asked: ‘How could you sleep with that monster?’ Her answer is that she loved him, and, in retrospect, that she was too afraid to leave. Henao has lived with Escobar’s legacy far longer than she lived with Escobar, who was killed in 1993. She changed her name and the names of her children (Juan Pablo is now Sebastían, Manuela is Juana and she is María Isabel), fled Colombia, went into hiding and fought lawsuits, blackmail and media attacks.

Jessica Loudis
London Review of Books
4 February 2016

EFF’s Proposed Order in the Nkandla Court case

here is the proposed order of the EFF to which it would agree in order to reach a settlement with President Jacob Zuma in the Constitutional Court matter dealing with the (non)implementation of the Public Protector’s Nkandla Report: EFF’S Proposed Order re zuma feb 16

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