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Say what? Week­end spe­cial

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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.

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