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Thabo Th­wala Bothav­ille, Free State

Now that Thuli Madon­sela has been named as one of the top 100 most in­flu­en­tial peo­ple in the world, she wants to, in true celebrity style, keep her name trend­ing in the me­dia to main­tain her pop­u­lar­ity.

There was ab­so­lutely no need to write a let­ter to Pres­i­dent Ja­cob Zuma, but be­cause the Economic Free­dom Fighters was tak­ing away her lime­light, she ob­vi­ously felt obliged to leak it im­me­di­ately.

Her state­ment that the let­ter was leaked by a top ANC leader is one of her smart ways to main­tain her ap­pear­ance in the me­dia. In­ter­est­ingly, she does not even want to men­tion the name of the ANC leader. All she wants is to paint the ANC in a bad light in her climb to star­dom. Madon­sela should know that the peo­ple who sup­port her to­day only back her be­cause she is at­tack­ing a black leader and the ANC. She is ob­vi­ously build­ing her ca­reer by us­ing the ANC as a lad­der. But if she had to be­come the pres­i­dent of the coun­try, she would come un­der at­tack from the very peo­ple who sup­port her to­day.

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