Zu­marism 101

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Week­end Spe­cial, AKA Co­op­er­a­tive Gov­er­nance Min­is­ter Des van Rooyen, has shown he is adroit at Zu­marism. While read­ing fig­ures in Par­lia­ment, he told the House that 4 500 coun­cil­lors had re­ceived a pay­out to­talling “237 thou­sand mil­lion rands, in­clud­ing pay­ments to the SA Rev­enue Ser­vice”.

The EFF was not go­ing to miss the chance to poke fun at him. EFF deputy pres­i­dent Floyd Shivambu was first up: “Is this what was sup­posed to be the fi­nance min­is­ter?” he asked. Deputy sec­re­tary-gen­eral Hlengiwe Maxon added: “That is why he lasted only one week­end as a fi­nance min­is­ter.”

Van Rooyen couldn’t help but laugh.

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