Okay, picture the scene. You’re possibly the world’s most famous former political prisoner. You have lousy taste in shirts. You really can’t dance, though you are quite willing to give it a shot. You’re the former president of South Africa, the first to be elected in fully representative democratic elections — and your 90th birthday is only a couple of weeks away. Life is pretty good. Everything is looking far more positive than it once did.
Wouldn’t you want them to take you back to that island, lock you up and throw away the key?
I know I would.