Chester Missing: Look at that nun in the G-string using her job-creation app

2013-09-22 10:00

Msholozi wants sunshine journalism. Ok.

Today’s good news is that the president has a cattle kraal worth more than the legal fees of the Marikana miners.

Louis Vuitton has a handbag that costs as much as the Marikana victims’ legal fees. The fact is capitalism has won.

Last week, I attended the Union Buildings march organised?by?Citizens4Marikana where the DA tried to disguise its capitalist vibe with “revolutionary” berets.

It was like seeing a nun in a G-string. The DA only go to Marikana protests they can get to on the Gautrain.

One round politician in a red beret was also marching for his own lawyer fees.

I recall him once saying he’d kill for Zuma, so him standing up for miners killed by Zuma’s government is deeply ironic.

Cope was there, which is awkward, because wasn’t their boss involved in helping the state buy weapons?

But it’s the victims who count, so the question you have to ask is: how amazing is this lawyer? Does Dali Mpofu have superpowers?

Don’t get me wrong. I support them, and to be blunt, if you think the Marikana victims should be happy with a cheap lawyer you probably also have a special tin plate reserved exclusively for your household help.

The Marikana situation is a symptom of South African power and centrality.

Look at how a white family spending four weeks in a shack in Mamelodi made international headlines. But a black family spending 50 years in a shack in Mamelodi, not so much.

We have normalised inequality in South Africa.

It’s like the homophobic anti-homophobia ad by Flora, the brand of fat that thinks it’s good for you.

Even anti-homophobia ads are written from the perspective of the central and powerful, the homophobic.

It’s like the G8, a group that decides if we will keep peace, but also sell the most guns.

You can’t own a gun in England, but you can sell ingredients for chemical weapons to Syria.

Being powerful means you can be a hypocrite and get away with it.

This is why I think many white South Africans should call Nelson Mandela “Grand-Pa” because he got rid of their post-apartheid headache.

How do you live a life effectively founded upon a system of torture, forced removals and pass books, and feel OK about yourself the next day?


Apparently if you benefit from racial privilege, forced on people at the end of a gun, the appropriate response is to paint a nursery school.

Can real change come from the current system?

The ANC’s neoliberal National Development Plan promises 11?million jobs in 16 years. Cyril Ramaphosa is obviously banking on the new iPhone to come with an app for job creation.

»?@chestermissing is a political analyst puppet on eNCA’s Late Nite News

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