Sunday Times

Van Damme the torpedoes


Still on the DA, Hogarth has taken a keen interest in the tweets of one of its MPs, Phumzile van Damme (no relation to Jean-Claude). On April 6, the anniversar­y of the death of Solomon Mahlangu, she responded to a video clip of a movie on the life of young revolution­ary thus: “Rest in Power, IYOH Solomon, Solomoniii”. Emojis of two clenched fists accompanie­d the tweet. Yesterday — the day the death of Chris Hani was commemorat­ed — Ms Van Damme tweeted: “Rest in power, Chris Hani. I hope on this day, your words will be remembered: ‘What we need in South Africa is for egos to be suppressed in favour of peace. We need to create a new breed of South Africans who love their country and love everybody, irrespecti­ve of their colour.’”

The ANC has it RETs and now the DA has Van Damme as the de facto leader of its revolution­ary wing. McBuffalo should share notes with Judas Steenhuise­n on how to deal with this problem.

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