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Where are the fleas really?

14 November 2012, 15:06

Yesterday in Parliament, former Minister of Defence Lindiwe Sisulu referred to David Maynier, DA Shadow Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, as having a flea-infested body.

I am shocked, but at the same time not surprised at the level to which the ANC will stoop to discredit opposition members and at the same time sabotage legitimate processes in Parliament to obtain answers that the public are entitled to.

But back to the fleas – according to Wikipedia, the act of social grooming as witnessed in the animal world involves the removal of dead skin and foreign objects such as insects, ectoparasites, and leaves, dirt and twigs from other members of the tribe.

This act of social grooming can be extended to us human as well - it is apparently associated with increased relationship satisfaction, trust, and experience of family affection. In practical terms it involves spending lots of time together and talking loads of rubbish.

It is my view that Parliament has been besmirched into a massive social grooming exercise by the left-benchers in this once respected institution. Instead of concentrating on the collective well-being of the kingdom (South Africa), these rogues rather concentrate on the removing of fleas from other members of the tribe (ANC). Instead they should be concerned more with the removal of dead wood in their own ranks, foreign personal accounts, soiled laundry, corruption, tender abuse, service delivery, and self-enrichment.

As much as the ANC want to refer to fleas on other people, it is the ANC itself that is infested and that needs grooming. Luckily for the janitor of Parliament, no cleaning is required in the ANC benches after each session, because part of the grooming exercise is to ingest the tastiest bits…
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