The weird world of politics
Out of tune He’s on fleek
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.