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.