Siyahleba | The weird world of pol­i­tics

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Saul to Paul

Collen “Oros” Maine, who was, un­til re­cently, kiss­ing the Gup­tas’ feet, had a Da­m­as­cus mo­ment this week. Af­ter all the curry tast­ing he did, he con­fessed at a me­mo­rial for Winnie Madik­ize­la­Man­dela that he was in fact dragged to the con­tro­ver­sial fam­ily not by Ja­cob Zuma, but by Supra Mahumapelo. This is the same guy who got a help­ing hand from the Gup­tas for the R140 000 monthly bond for his swanky golf es­tate home in Pre­to­ria, and the same guy who ap­par­ently got speak­ing notes pre­pared for him by now-de­funct UK PR firm Bell Pot­tinger. With a new Cabi­net beck­on­ing next year, all is fair game.

Reck­less Oros

There is a say­ing that there is hon­our among thieves. But we need a de­scrip­tion for dis­hon­ourable politi­cians who fall out with each other, af­ter the dra­matic scenes be­tween Supra and his pro­tégé Oros. Firstly, Oros came out to ad­mit, for the first time, his re­la­tion­ship with the Gup­tas. But he dragged Supra into his down­fall, which the North West “Jesus” was not chuffed about. Un­til Supra found the per­fect re­sponse: “Reck­less drivers who cause ac­ci­dents on the roads must never blame the driv­ing school for in­tro­duc­ing them to driv­ing.”

Juju mojo

The EFF’s Juju, who was grad­u­ally los­ing pop­u­lar­ity, has found a way back to the public stage with all Mam’ Winnie’s memo­ri­als and fu­neral. Af­ter Gwede Man­tashe said the fu­neral could be chaotic,

Juju lashed out, call­ing Gwede an “ant”. He said the ANC chair­per­son was mis­in­formed about Mam’ Winnie. “I for­give Gwede be­cause he joined the ANC in 1992.” But Juju re­served his best for Kaizer Chiefs, say­ing they lost 3-0 to Chippa United be­cause they dared to play foot­ball dur­ing a mourn­ing pe­riod. Did Juju have to be this per­sonal about the fam­ily busi­ness?

DRAG­GING VIC­TIM Collen Maine PHOTO: FELIX DLANGAMANDLA

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