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Orange rules

The SABC is in all sorts of sham­bles as we speak, but the per­son who caused them all is now ask­ing for a big­ger man­date to de­stroy the coun­try. Hlaudi Mot­soe­neng was in court to try to save his pen­sion this week and spoke to sup­port­ers, promis­ing to “shock them by run­ning and lead­ing South Africa as pres­i­dent. “Don’t lis­ten to the politi­cians now. The only per­son you need to lis­ten to and who will de­liver is Hlaudi,” he screamed. Siyahleba hopes the SABC in­ves­ti­ga­tions are com­pleted soon so that he leads in his orange over­alls.

Un­in­tended sob

E reng back­fir­ing mo ng­wa­neng? This was the ques­tion asked of Mzwanele “Jimmy” Manyi af­ter he tried to em­bar­rass the lowly news­pa­per­man by post­ing his pic­ture on his Twit­ter time­line, say­ing he had noth­ing pos­i­tive to say about black peo­ple who drive trans­for­ma­tion. But what fol­lowed was this: “In­tegrity ga­lore. I fol­low his columns,” hit back his fol­low­ers. “Your New Age and ANN7 had noth­ing to say about Black peo­ple. With­draw this tweet and sit down. You should be ashamed of your­self for sell­ing your­self to the Gup­tas for a plate of curry.” Again we ask: E reng back­fir­ing mo ng­wa­neng? This be­ing the fes­tive sea­son and all that, we recog­nise our own who en­ter­tain mil­lions of tired South Africans at the end of the year. On Satur­day, Cassper Ny­ovest staged, against a lot of op­po­si­tion, the #Fil­lUpMos­esMab­hida con­cert and was fresh enough to rock the mas­sive Jo­han­nes­burg crowd at the Global Ci­ti­zen Fes­ti­val the fol­low­ing day. When re­ports of crime at Sun­day’s Global Ci­ti­zen Fes­ti­val at FNB Sta­dium sur­faced on Mon­day, po­lice tried to shift the blame by say­ing that their role was lim­ited. As more vic­tims emerged, Po­lice Minister Bheki Cele had to back­track and ad­mit that “we should have re­sponded bet­ter”. Too lit­tle too late for those who were mugged.

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