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The last laugh Cover of night
And of course, given his history, a Julius Malema press conference can never end without reference to President Jacob Zuma, the bane of his existence.
But this time Juju saw fit to enlighten angry South Africans about why Number 1 giggles uncontrollably when asked about serious matters in Parliament.
Malema said: “He is laughing at those who voted for him.”
He added that the laugh was masking the pain of knowing that “Cyril [Ramaphosa] will arrest him. That’s why the premier league prefers Zuma’s [ex] wife.” Siyahleba’s spies report spotting a convoy of black cars pulling up outside the Gupta compound in Saxonwold on Saturday. The street was closed off for five minutes to enable the cavalcade to proceed without interference from lowly folk.
The timing of the visit was interesting because the ANC’s national executive committee had just concluded its final meeting of the year.
Could the occupant of the main car in the convoy have been going to debrief his good friends about the discussions and outcomes of the meeting? We must thank the judges of the Supreme Court of Appeal for finally delivering justice to the family of Reeva Steenkamp. The 10 months that Oscar Pistorius served as punishment for taking the life of his girlfriend had seemed inadequate, even for lay people not familiar with the intricacies of the law. Judge Eric Leach and company have restored faith in our courts.