The weird world of politics: Walk the walk

2014-09-28 15:00

Walk the walk

Parliament was again heated this week as ANC MP Mathole Motshekga parroted his boss by insisting that Thuli Madonsela’s report was not any more special than other reports, and that she was not a judge. He claims to have spoken to “legal ­experts” in reaching this conclusion.

This riled Floyd “MiddleFinger” ­Shivambu, who at some stage said ANC MPs deployed to the committee were Nkandla cheerleaders. When their argument failed, ­MiddleFinger and his new blue ­party friends did what they do best: walk out.

The third degree

Siyahleba hopes that SABC board chairperson Ellen Tshabalala has turned her house upside down while looking for that missing diploma and degree to save her from a disgraceful fall. The DA has a piece of advice for her: do not resign, allow Parliament to fire you ­instead.

“This will rob us of an ­opportunity to ascertain whether she lied to ­Parliament when she claimed to have a BCom and diploma from Unisa,” the party said.

Tshabalala must be furiously typing her resignation letter, wherever she is.

Fold, Shivambu

Perhaps next time they decide to walk out of Parliament, the red overalls will use the free time to enlist the services of a proofreader. Their statements read like something out of Ellen Tshabalala’s and Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s incomplete matric and BCom classes.

Clumsy sentences, small grammatical errors and even missing letters abound. For example, a statement they released this week on being ­presented with charges by Parliament concerning their misbehaviour in the National Assembly refers to MiddleFinger as Fold Shivambu. Fold? ­Perhaps they actually mean it!

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