THERE seems to be some sort of voodoo and dark magic going on in parliament at the moment, because everyone seems very concerned with witchcraft all of a sudden.
The nightmarish tale started when speaker Baleka Mbete couldn’t stop coughing during her budget speech this week.
As one does when one develops a cough in the middle of winter, she blamed witchcraft.
Then it was ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu’s turn — he claimed that only a “bewitched ANC will vote out Zuma”, to which the EFF’s chief whip, Floyd Shivambu, responded that only a “bewitched political party outsources its executive functions to the Gupta family”.
Agang SA MP Andries Tlouamma probably feels vindicated — he has been warning for years about witchcraft and vampires in South African politics.