The weird world of politics
The Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) may be sleepy, useless, divided and confused, but they do still have a bit of sting.
After the ANC’s Uncle Gweezy flip-flopped on his criticism of the double-headed president, the PAC woke up, yawned and fired off an incoherent yet harsh statement.
”Mantashe will one day deny that his name is Gwede. He is not consistent. He has a spaghetti backbone, he lacks a spinal cord. People like Gwede cannot be trusted. He is a chameleon. He is an askari, a sellout of the highest order.” Ouch!
Licensed to harm
By day, Themba Mavundla is a welldressed state official who presides over KwaZulu-Natal’s public safety department. By night, he mutates into a zombie on the prowl for blood.
This week, the Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans’ Association chair promised to mobilise 600 “combatready” military veterans to fend off a peaceful opposition march on Luthuli House. He also threatened that his troops would take up arms if the Prez loses the vote of no confidence in Parly.
Hinting that weapons would be available to the veterans, he said: “We are not karatekas.” This from a civil servant in democratic South Africa.