| The weird world of politics
Jozi mayor Herman Mashaba managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory this week. Along with many others, Hairman was appalled to see a picture of the ANC’s Nomvula Mokonyane surrounded by Grade R pupils at a school where she was about to distribute sanitary pads as part of the party is reaching out to communities in KwaZulu-Natal. Bizarrely, Mashaba said this was focusing on sex instead of education. He was left staggered when the twitterati asked: “How do sanitary pads have anything to do with sex?” A lot, he said shamefully.
Do you know me?
DD Mabuza, one of the most obscure deputy presidents in our lifetime, kept to his characteristic shadowy image while campaigning in KwaZulu-Natal this week. There may not have been scores of people at the events he addressed, but, hey, at least he was there. However, while he dodged being booed, he was shocked when he least expected to be – apparently he went to a gogo’s house in Howick, where provincial leader Mike Mabuyakhulu asked the woman if he she knew who DD was. She then asked Mabuyakhulu: “Does he know who I am?” Nice one, Gogo! These politicians take themselves way too seriously.