The weird world of politics
The occasion of another useless motion of no confidence in Number One set the stage for Mtwana to yet again boast of his connections.
Bemoaning the Prez’s continued grip on power, the Inkatha Freedom Party leader warned against killing the party his uncle had founded. “It is the party of my youth, started by my own uncle, Dr Pixley ka Isaka Seme.” He went on to say the ANC was the party of his mentor, Inkosi Albert Luthuli, and other stalwarts such as Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo, “with whom he worked for decades”. At least he spared them the part where Tambo sent him to deliver messages.
Circus in town
In the same entertainment arena, Andries Tlouamma, MP for Agang SA, said asking the Prez to lead the country was like asking a poacher to look after rhinos. Ouch!
And United Democratic Movement head Bantu Holomisa, tired of being teased by ANC MPs, especially after being called “Bantustan General”, retaliated as he left the podium with: “Ningxola nje maselandini, uyahamba, niyathanda anithandi.” (You are just making noise. Zuma is going, you thieves, whether you like it or not).
No wonder the usually calm Deputy Speaker Lechesa Tsenoli also threatened to use strong language.
Of all the national issues that dominated this week’s agenda, Juju’s EFF found time to release a statement, gloating that ANN7’s annual South African of the Year awards had been postponed. “The EFF welcomes the postponement of the ... awards as a sign that South Africans are rejecting the Gupta criminal syndicate,” it read.
Tired of being rattled by the rag, the EFF added: “This family has abused the generosity of the South African spirit and humiliated our hospitality simply because they have bought politicians of the ANC and are in business with Jacob Zuma”. No words minced.