| The weird world of pol­i­tics

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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

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