The weird world of politics: Holier than thou

2014-03-30 14:00

Holier than thou

The African Christian Democratic Party’s Theunis Botha is not chuffed the ANC is using religion for political mileage.

He is threatening to take the governing party to the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities because some ANC blockhead allegedly said anyone who walks with Jacob Zuma walks with God.

Botha reckons this is offensive to Christians.

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You have to pity Thuli. Her famous last words at that marathon press conference on Nkandla was: “I urge you to read my report.” She must have known ANC cadres were way too busy campaigning for the elections to read.

On Wednesday, the party employed its chief whip in Parliament to lash Thuli a bit more and to repeat the propaganda that President Jacob Zuma had been cleared of wrongdoing.

When asked if he read the ­report, Stone Sizani replied: “I got it from the SABC.”

Just as well Thuli read it to us, then.

EFF off, SABC

PAC faction president Alton Mphethi is not the kind of man to suffer fools gladly.

After complaining the media had ignored his party’s joint commemoration with the EFF of the Sharpeville massacre in favour of the official government event a stone’s throw away, Mphethi noticed the SABC was actually covering him.

Alas, he complained he was not being covered live like Zuma’s event next door.

“The SABC must go away, or cover us live,” a peeved Mphethi told a restless crowd.

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