Hot on the heals of their local election triumph, UKIP have received a ringing endorsement from the elder, statesmen of South African politics.
Having lost faith with the ANC, Archbishop Desmond Tutu feels that his natural home is with UKIP. In recent years inequality, violence and corruption have lost the ANC support; but this is nothing compared to the "f***tards in the Coalition" said the Nobel Peace Prize winner.
For many, the similarities between the ANC and UKIP are obvious -
• Both founded in response to racial and social injustice
• Both wrongly assumed to be a terrorist or "clown" organisation
• Both with a charismatic leader who will one day become a living saint
Archbishop Tutu, 81, laid out the reasons he had gravitated towards UKIP: "In Westminster it is the same struggle against minority rule, that I have experienced all my life. Pretoria was Whites-only but at least they came from different schools."
Flustered UKIP leader, Nigel Farage, welcomed Mr. Tutu comments but said "This is not quite the sea change I was expecting. I really don't think he has read our manifesto....which reminds me, we must write one."