Shut up, Jessie

2013-08-11 14:00

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Othafa Odinga


T?wo articles in City Press of August 4 2013 left me hot under the collar. The first one is “Don’t mask exploitation with claims of conspiracy” by ANC’S Jessie Duarte on Zwelinzima Vavi’s sex scandal.

In the article, Duarte talks about a lot of things that make sense. For example, she mentions the fact that Vavi, by virtue of his position and influence in the trade union movement and society in general, abused his power for sexual favours. This is fair enough.

However, I find this very opportunistic on her part because her boss, President Jacob Zuma, was accused of allegedly raping the daughter of an old comrade. Duarte and the rest of cheerleaders said nothing.

None of this group of sychopants can say anything on morality because they kept quiet when Zuma “raped” a child of a comrade without a condom and had a child with Irvin Khoza’s daughter, Sonono, out of wedlock. So they must shut up.

The second article is “Khanyi loan furore smacks of jealousy”.

The author Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya says we are jealous of businesswoman Khanyi Dlomo for having been loaned R34.1?million for some fancy boutique in Joburg. Moya is either sucking up or he is blind and deaf to the realities of today’s South Africa.

The National Empowerment Fund is a state entity that is supposed to help South Africans out of the yoke of poverty, 20 years after democracy.

A lot of people have applied to the fund for help and have been turned down; the reason being “there is no money”.

Suddenly there are millions available to the rich Dlomo and we are jealous, please. We have accepted that we live in one of the most corrupt nations in the world since Zuma came to power, but that doesn’t make us stupid.

Moya, if you really want to suck up to Zuma or the wealthy, I suggest you do it in private, not in our newspaper.

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