Saturday, March 24, 2012

When Maggie Thatcher Met Winnie Mandela

I had to re-post this piece for wider viewing on my blog. It was culled from a Zimbabwean forum, one of those numerous Zimbabwean fora that specialise in mixing African-politics with sordid humor. I cannot vouch whether Winnie Mandela ever did meet the Iron Lady, Maggie Thatcher, but even if they'd never met, an imaginary meeting between the two "Iron ladies" would still produce fireworks. Read below.......
At a cocktail party in the United-Kingdom, Winnie Mandela spotted Maggie Thatcher on the other side of the room. She barged past everyone, spilling the drinks of several invited guests on the way. Then Winnie elbowed her way to Maggie, stood brazenly in front of her and declared:

(Winnie Mandela)"I hear they call you the Iron Lady."

(Margaret Thatcher) "I have been referred to by that name, yes", replied Maggie Thatcher, peering down her nose at the impudent upstart.

"And whom, may I inquire, do I have the honor of addressing", asked Maggie icily.

"I am the Iron lady of South Africa!", replied Winnie, pumping her fist in the air!

""Oh yes", replied Maggie dryly, "And for whom do you iron?"

Thanks for reading. I hope you had a chuckle!
James Chikonamombe