The weird world of politics: A gooood story

2014-02-23 14:00

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A gooood story

It’s been a long time since she was shunted from the defence portfolio, but DA MP David Maynier might still see it as his duty, nay, his right, to heckle Public Service Minister Lindiwe Sisulu in Parliament.

It happened this week when she stood up during a debate to tell the gooood story of the ANC and Prez Jacob Zuma’s reign.

Like a schoolboy, he interjected twice and was greeted with a curt and unparliamentary “shuddup”.

Well, at least she didn’t tell him to take his “flea-infested body and sit down” after he accused her of wasting funds when she was head of the defence department.

Bare-ly there

Being Speaker of Parliament can be somewhat tedious and Siyahleba often wonders what goes through Max Sisulu’s mind as he presides over the House.

He reckons that form dress code (like a suit and tie for men) is very important. People shouldn’t come to the chamber in bikinis either, he says, but that’s never been a problem before.

“As long as I’m here things will be formal, but when I’m dead one day I don’t really care, people can come to Parliament nude,” he told a reporter.

The name game

South Africa’s equivalent of the FA Cup, the Nedbank Cup, is upon us and as it has been through the years, the last 32 have introduced us to some pretty interesting names.

The one that caught the eye this week was AmaBEE FC who played Bidvest Wits yesterday.

Today, there’s a match featuring Mainstay United against National First Division side African Warriors FC.

Don’t be surprised if their mainstay prowess lasts as long as a teabag in a cup.

Predecessors to this tournament have introduced us to such names as Crocodile Leopards FC and Dangerous Darkies.

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