"We have to accept that addressing the needs of those people (the poor) has to be done at the expense of those who have, so that we can have the hope of achieving stability". These were the words of Advocate Dali Mpofu as he quit the ANC after 33 years to join the EFF.
This is just a quiet reminder that this is a man who took an eleven million rand payout from the SABC in 2009, a year in which the SABC posted a loss of almost a billion.
This means one of two things;
a) The good Advocate has undergone a radical change of heart, and will be donating his sizeable windfall to the poor on the basis that taking an eleven million Rand payout from a government (i.e. taxpayer) funded institution in a country where millions of people do not have access to basic services is an obscenity, or
b) The good Advocate is the same sort of champion of equality as his R250 000 Breitling watch-wearing, R16 million tax-dodging new best friend, Julius Malema, and is, of course, not referring to himself and his new friends when he talks about "those who have".
I am, of course, sure that it's option a). He seems ethically and morally beyond reproach, and I'm sure all those rumours about him having an affair with Winnie Mandela while her husband sacrificed his own freedom in order to liberate his people (including the good Advocate) were lies spread by rivals envious of his elevation to the ranks of "those who have".
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