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Health 101

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.

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