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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.

PHOTO: LISA HNATOWICZ

OPEN SE­CRET Tony Yen­geni

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