While stitching up the hand of an 80-year-old farmer, who got cut while fencing on his property, the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man. Eventually the topic got around to Jacob Zuma and his appointment as President of the ANC and South Africa.
“Well, you know,” drawled the farmer, “this Zuma fella is what they call a fencepost turtle”. Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him what a fencepost turtle was.
The old farmer said, “When you’re driving along a country road and you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that’s called a ‘fencepost turtle’.”
The old farmer saw a puzzled look on the doctor’s face, so he continued to explain, “You know he didn’t get up there by himself, he definitely doesn’t belong up there, he doesn’t know what to do while he is up there, and you just gotta wonder what kind of fool put him up there in the first place!”