The weird world of politics: Pot and kettle

2014-09-14 15:00

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Pot and kettle

So Minister Razzmatazz has taken to Twitter like a duck to water.

Most of the time, he tweets ­pictures of ­himself pouting, or ­sharing a laugh with reading­challenged boxer Floyd Mayweather.

This week he tweeted his thought for the night: “Why do smart women fall for sleazy men or vice a versa.”

How noble. This question from a man who admitted to sleeping with some groupie without using a ­condom, putting his wife at risk.

Again, why do good wives fall for sleazy husbands?

Sit down, Thuli

Number One this week sought to dish out as much contempt as he could in one letter to Public ­Protector Thuli Madonsela. Putting her in her place, he wrote: “Reports ­emanating from a Public Protector process are not judgments to be ­followed under pain of a contempt order, but rather useful tools in ­assisting democracy!”

Not finished, he dished out some advice: “I am awaiting the outcome of the parliamentary process and venture to suggest that you likewise should allow this important ­institution?...?to do its work.” Eina!

Climb a molehill

Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane had a mountain to climb in making a case for an SADC military force to protect him against his own army.

The SADC politely declined and ­instead told him to reconvene Parliament, which he had dissolved to avoid a motion of no confidence in him.

Thabane had said rebel army ­commander Tlali Kamoli was hiding up in the mountains, waiting to ­attack. But journalists from the SABC saw him at the airport carrying on as usual. ­Ordinary Basotho also saw him at a hospital in ­Maseru. Is it a case of a mountain too hard to climb?

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