| The weird world of politics
Who’s the boss?
Early last Saturday, the ANC’s Andile Lungisa told City Press that he had decided to step down from contesting the position of regional chair after Uncle Gwede read him the ANC constitution.
“I decided to stand down because at some point, you must make decisions, even if you end up losing as an individual,” said a contrite Lungisa.
“I decided that Andile must fall and the ANC must rise,” he added.
But minutes before the nomination process, Lungisa did an about-turn and decided that “the ANC must fall and Andile must rise”.
Ben 10 passion
Former communications minister Dina Pule was wrapped around the finger of one Phosane Mngqibisa.
Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane is said to dance to the tune of a certain Luvo Makasi.
Now, the department of social development’s Butterbillious Dlamini tells us she has “a close friend‚ a young man who always listens when I speak and he will phone me if I say something wrong”.
Apparently, this is the mystery dude who convinced her to say sorry for the social grants mess.
Hm. A case of “behind every controversial female parliamentarian...”?
OUT FOR THE COUNT Des van Rooyen