Siyahleba | The weird world of politics
Gauteng’s ANC Youth League leader, Matome Chiloane, saw a chance to nail Premier David Makhura after he came under fire for the deaths of 94 psychiatric patients. Matome asked on Facebook: “Did you know the premier of Gauteng has not appointed a director for youth development and doesn’t see youth development as a priority?”
Chiloane had not banked on these retorts from Makhura’s friends: “Did you know that the Gauteng youth league died under your leadership?”, “But you meet with the premier and you keep quiet?” and “You are a fool”. To top it all, he was lashed by the ANC for grandstanding on people’s pain.
If you thought Narcissist Motsoeneng was just twiddling his thumbs at home, waiting for the next celebrity to pass away so he could give his usual selfaggrandising public lecture, think again. The man is in demand.
This week, he was billed to address an ANC Youth League meeting at Taletso TVET College in North West. His topic: “What is transformation and why must we transform – a case study: Was it necessary for the SABC to transform?” Whew! After all that, the only message he relayed was his availability to serve in government.
Black First Land First boss Andile Mguptama’s followers were out in full force last weekend to start a campaign to get banking giant Absa to pay back what they say are ill-gotten gains.
The entire support base – all 33 of them – descended on Absa branches, threatening to shut down the bank.
But somebody forgot to tell the rent-a-revolutionary crowds about Saturday banking hours, and they arrived after many of the branches had shut. They then toyi-toyi’ed next to the ATM machines, much to the annoyance of shoppers. Mguptama’s army is promising a follow-up. Here’s hoping they check working hours.