President Jacob Zuma Laughs Alone
[ISS]President Jacob Zuma has an infectious laugh. His guffaws break the ice and disarm the tensest situation. At that precise moment no answers are demanded on the infamous arms deal or police corruption because the nation has the giggles and the President laughs loudest. An ambassador - clearly charmed - once remarked to me that it is a 'beautiful laugh' - and then laughed from his belly. The spell had been cast and from that moment on he had a crush on my President.