They say it’s not good to speak ill of the dead. But it’s also improper not to tell the truth about them.
So, here goes. The late Zach de Beer was one of the most dour, colourless and sterile politicians this country has ever produced. How he got to have a stellar political career that saw him eventually lead the Democratic Party (DP) (the DA’s predecessor) is a great mystery.
Perhaps it spoke to his toughness and his inflexible commitment to his principles.