| The weird world of pol­i­tics

Toy­ing with poo A red her­ring?

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This pe­riod of an­nounc­ing party can­di­date lists can be a trau­matic one for wannabe politi­cians. This week, we saw the Ses’khona Peo­ple’s Rights Move­ment vow that it would no longer sup­port the ANC af­ter its mem­bers did not make it on to ANC lists.

The gov­ern­ing party re­torted that it was not an em­ploy­ment agency and likened Ses’khona to a child throw­ing their toys on the floor for not get­ting their way.

Now it is feared that, in­stead of throw­ing toys, mem­bers will hurl an item they are more fa­mous for at ANC of­fices – fae­ces. One of the SA Com­mu­nist Party lead­ers in the North West, Madoda Sam­batha, has been froth­ing at the mouth about al­legedly be­ing tar­geted by Hawks boss Berning Ntle­meza.

Sam­batha was full of sar­casm, even as he vented about how the Hawks failed to in­form him that they were in­ves­ti­gat­ing him.

He sug­gested that they had not ap­proached him be­cause they might still be find­ing out if he was, in­deed, a com­mu­nist. “Per­haps they are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the au­then­tic­ity of me be­ing a com­mu­nist. They can­not con­firm by just look­ing; there might be deep in­ves­ti­ga­tions on au­then­tic­ity.”

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