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Blessed bae Hard labour

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Speak­ing of blessers, Eco­nomic Free­dom Fight­ers spokesper­son Mbuyiseni Nd­lozi was at his charm­ing best this week when he was in­ter­viewed on Talk Ra­dio 702. Known as “the peo­ple’s bae”, Nd­lozi re­sponded to a fe­male caller, who of­fered to “bless” him in any way he wanted.

Af­ter gig­gling his way through the pro­posal, Nd­lozi de­clared his love was free – no need for a bless­ing in re­turn. What he did re­veal in the in­ter­view was that he had had am­bi­tions of be­ing a preacher. Re­li­gion’s loss has been Speaker Baleka Mbete’s gain. In­tel­li­gence min­is­ter David Mahlobo this week showed that he is much more use­ful to South Africa than Eco­nomic Free­dom Fight­ers leader Julius Malema would have us be­lieve.

While Juju la­belled him “a use­less fat boy”, Mahlobo was seen tak­ing rocks off the streets of Vuwani and clean­ing up no-go ar­eas, fol­low­ing days of vi­o­lence and com­mu­nity protests.

But the ques­tion on many South Africans’ minds is: Where was Mahlobo and his in­tel­li­gence when more than 20 schools were be­ing burnt down in the area? If only some­one had done their work, poor Mahlobo would not have been left to pick up the pieces. It was the story that warmed ev­ery sports lover’s heart. A team of no­name brand play­ers who were fac­ing rel­e­ga­tion last sea­son turned global foot­ball on its head. Le­ices­ter City’s cap­ture of the English Premier League, the tough­est in the world, is ma­te­rial for an emo­tion-filled Hol­ly­wood movie. For this, we have the lov­able un­cle Claudio Ranieri to thank.

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