Cat among the pigeons

Cat among the pigeons

They call it The Exterminator – South Africa’s Million Dollar Pigeon Race. Pigeon racing is a barbaric blood sport and a gambler’s dream, say British anti-cruelty activists in a damning media report critical of the sport’s long-standing royal patron, Queen Elizabeth.

Noseweek correspondent Jack Lundin discovers President Ramaphosa, a new recruit to the lofty game, is their next target.

So then, what else might the President be up to at his Limpopo game farm?

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