Athol Trollip Is A Very Naughty Boy

For those of you who don’t know, Athol Trollip is the leader of the opposition in the National Assembly and a very well respected member of the DA.

He has quite a list of achievements to his name, however email ettiquette is obviously not amongst them as evidenced by his faux pas last week. It all began with an email from a certain Mr Jaap Kelder – an Afrikaans member of the Taxpayers Union and FF+ supporter, which was sent to the DA enquiring about comments made by Lindiwe Mazibuko with reference to land reform.

The email apparently raised Mr Trollips hackles and prompted him to forward the email to a fellow MP, Annette Steyn, with a message that read as follows:

“Please answer this Asshole once and for all, deal with the Afrikaner issue that he raises and tell him to stop masquerading as a rate payer organization especially if he is the reincarnation of the AWB, KP, FF+ , NAZI. Stuur die IDIOOT in sy moer in asseblief. Athol.”

The only problem is he hit the reply button instead of forward…

Which is why the best piece of email advice I have ever received is – and always will be – NEVER send an email when you’re angry.

Into the naughty corner Athol.

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