The min­is­ters of com­edy

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If com­edy had a govern­ment, this would be it. We have all the min­is­ters un­der one roof. Min­is­ter of Sin­gle Fathers and Roads Mpho Popps Modikoane; Hon­ourable Min­is­ter of Cul­ture Ndu­miso Lindi; Min­is­ter of Non-Hu­man Set­tle­ments Chester Miss­ing; Min­is­ter of Hea­d­u­ca­tion and Lit­erasy Alan Com­mit­tie; Min­is­ter of Hair­care, Sk­in­care and Ap­noea Joey Ras­dien; and Pub­lic At­tacker John Vlis­mas.

They have even taken the fol­low­ing solemn vow: “With fist over heart and periperi chicken wing in hand, I do swear that I will be (mostly) faith­ful to the Com­edy Cabi­net and will dis­re­spect and poke fun at the Com­edy Con­sti­tu­tion and all other hi­lar­i­ous laws of the Cabi­net and I un­der­take to hold my of­fice as min­is­ter with hon­our and hu­mour; to be truly hi­lar­i­ous; not to di­vulge di­rectly (but through my spokesper­son) any se­cret mat­ter or another comic’s ma­te­rial en­trusted to me; and to per­form the func­tions of my of­fice with half-hearted vigour and to be fired up by com­edy.”

Watch these “min­is­ters” as they make their elec­tion prom­ises to you. How else could we face Nkandla, Ger­rie Nel, the SABC, e-tolls, the EFF and Mam­phela Ram­phele other than by rolling in the aisles?

HON­OURABLE MEM­BER Min­is­ter of Sin­gle Fathers and Roads Mpho Popps Modikoane

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