Never be friends with people like Glenn Agliotti – They may arrange to have you commit suicide when the friendship sours. Never Pretty.
Don’t be friends, rather be friendly with people like Robert Mugabe – It’s nice to have the class idiot around, but when the important people ask, as it where, you don’t want them knowing you have lunch together. Keep it quiet, hush-hush, muddy the waters. Doing so, always gives rise to plausible deniability.
Always keep people like Schabir Shaik close – You never know when you might need a very personal banker, again.
Keep your distance from people like Julius “The JuJu” Malema – They are forever shooting themselves in the foot and sooner or later, a ricochet is going to take out an eye.
Always be friends with people like Muammar al-Gaddafi – Because next to them, any stupid idiot will look like a bright shining star.