| The weird world of politics
Tit for tat
The Economic Freedom Fighters were humbled this week when their motion of no confidence against Number One failed. But before that Juju had a go in Parliament at Number One, whom he refused to call by name.
Instead, he referred to the Prez as “Duduzane’s father” or “Edward’s father”. On Friday, a group that was once known as the roaring young lions of the ANC sought to hit back at him. In a statement, they also refused to call Juju by his name, referring to him as Ratanang’s father.
Originality is a concept that the youth league discarded long ago.
Of typos & errors
The interim SABC board might have succeeded in eventually removing Hlaudi Motsoeneng from the SABC building, but it will take quite a while to clean up his legacy there.
Recently, viewers were shocked to see on their screens the name of ANC presidential hopeful Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma inscribed as Nkosazana Mini-Zuma. It may look like a typo, but Siyahleba is convinced that someone was deliberately relaying a message.
Despite all the strong language about Dlamini-Zuma being her own person and not Jacob Zuma’s ex-wife, the SABC clearly believes she is a mini JZ.
It has since apologised for the error.
OPEN SECRET Tony Yengeni