The weird world of politics: Licence to shoot

2014-03-02 14:00

Licence to shoot

Never annoy a former homeland general with your mosquito voice. Minister Blade Nzimande discovered that when he was klapped by the UDM’s Bantu Holomisa in Parliament the other day for supposedly being in rehab for “whisky products” – except he really prefers red wine.

Holomisa also told Blade to remember how he obtained a fake driver’s licence from Transkei way back when. Except, it wasn’t really a licence but a smuggled gun. If Blade was thinking of criticising the general again for being parochial, he might think twice before stepping on the wrong turf.

A long shot

Times must be tough for parliamentarians, what with many not knowing if they’ll even have jobs after the May elections. In a recent meeting between the portfolio committee on arts and the Mandela Museum, MPs asked the museum people for free copies of the book Long Walk to Freedom.

They were denied because the proceeds from selling these books go towards fundraising. This just proves how badly these MPs need to read the book because maybe then they’d have more dignity than to beg for freebies.

 City under wraps

Nothing much happens in our administrative capital these days. To beef up the image of the City of Tshwane, the city’s mothers and fathers have banned employees from dressing badly at work.

Among the items of clothing city officials are no longer allowed to don at work are beachwear, tight pants, shorts, and T-shirts with commercial and political slogans.

We think it’s bizarre that officials are now not allowed to wear “underwear as outerwear”. Surely Superman is the only person who wears his underpants outside his pants, and not city employees?

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