Siyahleba

Week­end spe­cial

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Given the many is­sues Num­ber One has to deal with, some of them per­sonal, it is in­ter­est­ing that he still has such a sense of hu­mour. This week, he laughed un­con­trol­lably at his own joke while meet­ing with jour­nal­ists.

Zuma told of how con­ser­va­tive folks in Ven­ters­dorp had cel­e­brated wildly af­ter hear­ing that Des van Rooyen had been ap­pointed fi­nance min­is­ter, think­ing “he was one of their own”.

But they were dis­ap­pointed when they re­alised he was just some guy from Khut­song. Since then, Zuma says he calls him “my white Van Rooyen”.

Re­mem­ber when JZ said stress is a white peo­ple’s dis­ease? We see now.

Blade Nz­i­mande

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