The weird world of pol­i­tics

Out of tune He’s on fleek

CityPress - - Voices -

Prison­ers, neatly dressed in fes­tive colours, amused Num­ber 1 with a spe­cial song at a Christ­mas party for the el­derly in Dur­ban.

He gig­gled as they sang: “He­len Zille and Mmusi Maimane, leave Nxa­m­alala alone. Stop ask­ing Zuma about his mul­ti­mil­lion-rand house in Nkandla.

“You, Malema, must stop dis­re­spect­ing the el­derly.

“You, our mother, Public Pro­tec­tor Thuli Madon­sela, need to pro­tect the pres­i­dent.”

At least the pris­on­ers have faith in you, Nxa­m­alala, while the na­tion loses faith in your lead­er­ship. For­get Mr Razzmatazz, Fik­ile Mbalula.

It’s now Min­is­ter Fleeile Mbaweezy and there’s a per­son­alised wooden phone cover to prove how cool he is.

An ex­cited sports min­is­ter took spe­cial de­liv­ery of the phone cover this week and im­pressed his 385 000 so­cial-me­dia fol­low­ers.

On fleek, a slang term mean­ing flaw­lessly styled or groomed, has be­come a favourite hash­tag for our min­is­ter and of­ten ac­com­pa­nies his pic­tures.

Some are sug­gest­ing he should be in one of the top six po­si­tions come 2017. So what’s next? Mbaweezy trade­mark­ing his new name? Pravin Gord­han for in­struct­ing SAA to lease five wide-body planes from Air­bus. This means the air­line is aban­don­ing an al­ter­na­tive plan by its chair­per­son, Dudu Myeni, and avoid­ing a $40 mil­lion (R610 mil­lion) pay­ment that threat­ens its fi­nan­cial sta­bil­ity. At last, rea­son has pre­vailed. Hope­fully, Gord­han can now go fur­ther and res­cue SAA from it­self.

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