| The weird world of politics
Toying with poo A red herring?
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.”