The weird world of politics: EFF off Woolies

2014-08-03 15:00

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EFF off Woolies

Rabble-rouser and Louis Vuitton ­revolutionary Julius Malema has been fighting the cause for the ­people of Palestine here at home.

Last Saturday at the party’s birthday braai in Soweto, where there was a separate section for VIPs, the former Champagne-guzzling, Breitling wearer called on his supporters to boycott Woolworths because it was importing products from Israel.

A few people cheered, but it is possible most of the kids in the crowd were heeding his call due to not having the ­financial means to buy at the middle to upper class retailer.

Forgotten child

The DA has been feeling forgotten recently. Shame!

It even had to call a press conference in Parliament to tell people how much it had done in the past two months and how everyone else has not been performing. You have to feel for the DA, which is used to hogging the limelight.

A true indication of how far it has fallen off the radar was when ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe spent so much time complaining about the EFF uniform and its ominous meaning and made no reference to the DA.

Downing the DA

The EFF, whose members have ­apparently not asked a single ­question of ministers in Parliament, also felt the need to speak about how much it is changing the world.

It called a press conference at the same time as the DA in Parliament just to show it would have a bigger turnout. At the presser, it boasted about educating society that a new world is possible.

“For the first time in Parliament, the EFF prominently raised the ­occurrences of transfer pricing, base erosion and profit shifting.”

Beat that, DA!

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