Curséd pol­i­tics

Sunday Times - - OPINION -

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.

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