President Mandela goes on an official state visit to a small country
in the middle of Africa. At the airport he is met by this country's
Minister of Harbours. All of a sudden Mr. Mandela realizes that this
is absurd, this country has no harbours as it is landlocked! He is
very puzzled and decides to find out what the story is.
At the official state banquet later that evening, he leans over to the
President and asks, "Mr. President, why do you have a Minister of
Harbours when you don't have any harbours?"
The President looks Mr. Mandela straight in the eye and says, "Well
you know that may be true Mr. Mandela, but I was just as puzzled at
why you have a Minister of Law and Order?"
Re: Mandela Visit
It seems Mandela was unaware that the Minister of Harbours was going to dig a river up to the Indian Ocean and create a harbour.
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