Cool under fire
Thoko Didiza, the disputed ANC mayoral candidate for Tshwane, must be the most chilled politician to have around during stressful times.
This week, as Tshwane was in flames, property was being looted and vehicles set alight, Didiza was attending an ANC Youth League “doek launch” in Polokwane. And the burning topic that Didiza drove all the way to Polokwane for? Blessers.
Young women wanted to hear her views about how to deal with older men who flash cash and bling at them. There is a message in this for South Africans who assumed she would be ruffled by the protests.