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Say what? Weekend special
Former ANC Youth League president Julius Malema has said he would no longer respond to league statements until they could write properly and sort out their grammar. We see what Juju’s talking about after we received a statement from the Young Lions headlined: “Hands President JG Zuma from clumsy clowns and groupies”. Aimed at the Public Protector, it said: “Just to let you know, the lack of confidence and clear leadership that you hallucinate to be absent from President Zuma is in fact absent in you.” WTF are they saying? Surely Number 1 deserves to be blamed for how he destroyed the confidence and public image of Des van Rooyen. As the week ended and news broke that Chelsea had fired their coach José Mourinho, South Africans were quick off the mark, announcing on social media that a stand-in coach had been appointed for the weekend: Van Rooyen. Regardless of any serious statement he tried to make, no one took him seriously. All that South Africans could remember was the meme with JZ saying to him: “You are now appointed finance minister. But just for the weekend né...” This week, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga revealed the results of a year-long investigation into the jobs-for-cash racket run by education officials and others from teachers’ union Sadtu. She outlined a concrete action plan to tackle the scourge and thanked City Press for exposing the scam. We’d like to thank her for listening and acting on what we found.