The weird world of pol­i­tics

Booby trap Thief of time

CityPress - - Voices -

Per­verts of the world, take note: a seminude show is com­ing to a tele­vi­sion screen near you. Af­ter meet­ing with Zulu monarch King Good­will Zwelithini and be­ing plied with way too much mqom­bothi, the SABC’s Papa Ac­tion, Hlaudi Mot­soe­neng, promised iSilo that from this year, the an­nual Reed Dance would be tele­vised live.

Yes, the man who does not want to show you protests will show you thou­sands of breasts. Imag­ine the plethora of per­verted men who will be glued to the small screen that day watch­ing bare-breasted maid­ens dance for the king and his VIPs. A Free State mem­ber of the pro­vin­cial leg­is­la­ture (MPL), who was caught with stolen items in a store in Cape Town, has claimed that she is, in fact, “a God-fear­ing woman” and that it was all a mis­take.

Mal­itaba Moleleki was caught with three pairs of ear­rings and nail pol­ish in her bag. Po­lice said she re­moved the price tag and pack­ag­ing, and hid the items in her hand­bag – be­fore pay­ing for a packet of cashew nuts only.

Siyahleba un­der­stands our tough eco­nomic sit­u­a­tion, but is still try­ing to grasp how an MPL, who earns over R800 000, could steal items worth R259. Is it re­ally that bad? How can the US con­sider elect­ing Don­ald Trump when they have Pres­i­dent Barack Obama who, this week, gave a his­toric speech on ex­trem­ism, tol­er­ance and Is­lam­o­pho­bia. Re­spond­ing to the tragic shoot­ings at an Or­lando club, he said rhetoric and the marginal­i­sa­tion of Mus­lim Amer­i­cans would make the US no safer; nei­ther would Trump’s plan to for­bid Mus­lims from en­ter­ing the US.

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