| The weird world of politics
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.
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.