The weird world of politics
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Wannabe communist Minora Blade was in his element this week. Commemorating true communist Joe Slovo, Minora told his audience that communists, like Christians, believed in the concept of heaven. However, said Nzimande, the former did not believe that the good life of heaven only came after you die. No, he said. We must live like it is heaven right here on earth ... That may just explain the R1.1 million BMW 750i Nzimande purchased with public money when he became higher education minister in 2009. A heaven-sent ride? It is tragic how the once mighty young lions of the ANC have stopped roaring. After threatening all and sundry following economist Chris Hart’s insensitive comments about black South Africans, the ANC Youth League organised a “massive” march to Hart’s employers – Standard Bank. Just as they were about to go to the branch in Rosebank, someone alerted them that the bank’s headquarters were in the CBD. After all 17 of them arrived at the venue, Standard Bank, feeling sorry for them, offered them water. They refused, asking for bananas instead. Come back, Juju, all is forgiven. Temba Bavuma for scoring his first test century in the second test against England in Cape Town on Tuesday. The 25-year-old helped the Proteas fight back in the game, which ended in a draw.
This was quite an achievement for a boy who grew up playing cricket in the dusty streets of Langa Township – and he did it in front of his home crowd.