It’s always sad when an iconic Cape Town institution hits the rocks. This latest saga spells big trouble for the future of the Cape Minstrels, and something smells very suspicious about it all.
Umbrellas are flying in Klopse circles about this year’s march not happening when or where it should have. Klopse leaders Richard “Pot” Stemmet (no relation) and Melvyn Matthews – who were once dik pelle in Victor Verster – are now bitter rivals one accusing the other of “selling out to white people”. That last point is a bit puzzling.