Siyahleba | The weird world of politics
Making Atul proud
Andile “Mguptama” once used to drink in student-frequented hangouts and dine on budget meals. Nowadays, he eats in up-market establishments in posh suburbs and drinks the best wines white monopoly capital can offer. But it has come at a cost. Poor Mguptama has to run around the country chasing journalists who say horrible things about the Guptas, so that he can swear at them when he catches up. This week, his cursing duties took him to Cape Town where, after being denied entry into a media event, he at least got to call one journalist a “motherf***ing white bitch”. Atul would have been f***ing proud. POTTY MOUTH Andile Mngxitama
Siyahleba made a grave error last week. She said that KwaZulu-Natal finance MEC Belinda Scott had atoned for bunking Zulu royal functions, bringing a sheep to King Goodwill Zwelithini for his birthday. An angry Scott has now pointed out that she in fact gave the king “a registered Nguni stud” and demanded that Siyahleba “withdraw the misinformation and report the truth”. A sorry Siyahleba withdraws. Royalist-convert Scott, who used to chide the provincial parks board for donating wild animals to Zwelithini, grovelled with a “registered Nguni” stud.
Tit for tat
How times have changed. The IFP used to be a feared party of warlords and marauding regiments who terrorised communities. No longer. This week the party issued a statement marking World Breastfeeding Week. The party bemoaned the lack of lactation rooms at workplaces and public facilities. It also called on secondary schools to make breastfeeding a compulsory subject. “The IFP believes that social media can also provide support to breastfeeding mothers through Facebook and Twitter,” the party said. They just don’t make them like they used to, do they?