The weird world of politics
Heaven and earth
This week, ANC chief whip Mathole Motshekga showed us the extent he would go to for Number One – when he defended the expenditure on a cattle kraal in Nkandla.
“The significance of the kraal in Zulu tradition is not properly understood,” he said during a meeting of Parliament’s ad hoc committee on Nkandla this week.
“The kraal on earth reflects the kraal in heaven, where there is a bull and seven cattle.
“The kraal is a link to the family here on earth and that in heaven. You are attacking the kraal as well as the owner of the kraal,” he said. See?
ACDP witch hunt
The African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) finally found some relevance this week after South Africans saw disturbing images of congregants being made to eat snakes by a self-styled prophet.
Finding that he was only arrested for animal abuse charges, the ACDP has threatened to go to the Human Rights Commission in defence of the people.
“There can be no defence of such wickedness in the name of religion. Witches and magicians who want to entertain people must do so without using the name of the Lord in vain,” said the ACDP.
Do the right thing
Hardly anyone has heard of the department of women since President Jacob Zuma announced his Cabinet over a year ago.
But this week, the department emerged from its deep slumber to question women who press charges of domestic abuse and then withdraw them.
And it received a lashing from the twitterati for its troubles.
Maybe the department should be first in line for Buti Manamela’s sweaty T-shirt after the 702 Walk the Talk today. The honourable minister is auctioning his T-shirt for charity after the race.
LOOKING OUT FOR NO 1 ANC chief whip Mathole Motshekga