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Blessed bae Hard labour
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.