Drinks at home with the rising star of oil industry lobbying Lord Paddy
Gillford and his wife Cara was a rather exclusive affair - after all how
many parties in London can claim to have an honorary Zulu on the guest
I refer, of course, to Andrew Smith - managing director of Ian Greer
Associates and, so I am assured, an honorary Zulu following his sterling
efforts on behalf of the Inkatha Freedom Party during the recent South
African local elections.
Readers of the Sunday Times will already know of Ian Greer’s work with
Inkatha leader and Zulu chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi. Alas, Smith’s own
contribution was rather overlooked - despite the fact that he was there
for ten weeks.
But not to worry, I gather both will soon be flying to South Africa to
be honoured by the Zulu nation for their work, although quite what shape
the award will take Andrew himself confessed he didn’t know.