I HAD the rare privilege of attending a Quill Club session a few days ago in town and former St Maryâ€™s MP Job Sikhala happened to be the guest.Â
The notion that had been planted in me that he was â€œlostâ€ was quickly eradicated as he articulated his agenda, vision and mission amongst the scribes. Â
I never knew he was such an intellectual powerhouse, a fluent speaker and a man with great promises of things to come.
His great insight and pluck in the midst of adversity left me not only bamboozled but dumbfounded. If this man is a â€œrebelâ€ as they say, I concluded that he is a rebel with a cause.
I had always thought he was a lightweight and a â€œjoblessâ€ guy as his detractors want to say and I had always dismissed him with contempt.
I willÂ never judgeÂ a book by its cover againÂ nor byÂ simplyÂ hearing reports fromÂ other people.