From moaning to merrymaking: Live from Mangaung

Nothing like a boring speech to ruin the flow of a good party, right?

Even President Jacob Zuma’s most loyal followers had a tough time keeping up with the speech he delivered at the ANC’s centenary bash this weekend.

Too long, too dull, and too poorly delivered, it saw many leaving the venue before he had finished speaking — those who hadn’t nodded off, that is.

Luckily for event organisers, the concert that closed proceedings more than made up for it, and Twitter users were as generous with their praise as they had been with their criticism just moments earlier.

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Lisa Van Wyk
Lisa van Wyk is the arts editor, which somehow justifies her looking at pretty pictures all day, reading cool art and culture blogs and having the messiest desk in the office. She likes people who share her passion for art, music, food, wine, travel and all things Turkish. She can't ride a bike, but she can read ancient languages and totally understands the offside rule.

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