The hottest topics on the cocktail circuit
1 Word is being leaked that there are secret talks to persuade him to come out of retirement and wrest the leadership position. The reasoning, they say, is the sitting one has not been displaying the grit needed to make inroads.
'Husband' to be challenged
2 The 'couple' lived together for years as 'husband and husband' and it was widely accepted that they were soulmates by all and sundry. All that changed with the death of one and the relatives found out that the estate was bequeathed to the surviving 'husband' and not to the 'family'. Now there is talk of a challenge in the courts.
3 Some 'advisers' to the opposition leader are opposed to his court challenge in the NHT matter. They say the move will come back to haunt the party as it seems the intent is to compound the country's woes for political benefits.
Things are not holding
4 Insiders say the once promising entity is falling apart at the seams, with the resignations pouring in daily. They cite low staff morale, political favouritism replacing professionalism, the absence of a clear and decisive leadership, as well as empty coffers, as some of the factors
for the retrogressive steps.
On the prowl
5 Word that the business con-sultant who is about to be transferred has seen his live-in lady on the prowl, working the diplomatic and social scenes, some say in the hope of finding another paramour to keep her in the style to which she has become accustomed.
6 Some say the recent pronouncements by the disgraced one, may have created more harm than it did good, as the 'advice' given in the matter sounded much too close to what was being discussed officially.
In the cold!
7 What started as a ménàge `a trois is ending on a nasty note as the man in the middle has just found out that the two ladies recently tied the knot in a hush-hush wedding on the north coast, and papers have been filed which will see the two ladies relocating to North America. Now the man in the middle is going around calling the two ladies the 'L' word.