The weird world of politics
A dull Blade
We understand that Blade Minora is a newbie to Twitter and is still learning the ropes. But common sense should tell you that you can’t invite questions on Twitter now and promise to respond three days later. This is exactly what he did on Friday, promising to respond on Monday.
Hello? Hello, Blade? Varsities are shutting down. Students have nowhere to go ... and they must hang in there for you to enjoy your weekend? No wonder some saw it as an opportunity to ask him when he was resigning, or how sharp he was.
Not for the first time, we learn that it is much easier to be brave when you have left office than when you are in office. Former finance minister Trevor Manuel is one such former minister whose bravery increases by the day.
This week, when asked what he would do if he were in the shoes of current Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, who feels defied by Sars commissioner Tom Moyane, Manuel said: “I’d take 20 seconds and use it to craft a letter of dismissal for Tom Moyane.”
Yes Manuel, just like when you spoke out about president Thabo Mbeki’s Aids denialism? Yes? No?