DIARY: IGA Zulu prepares for his tribal gathering

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 list.

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

list.



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.



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