The weird world of politics: A living orgasm

2014-11-30 15:00

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A living orgasm

Political animals, especially those who have to go on to a stage to speak and hear their voices boom loudly across the hall, live for party ­conferences.

So it happened when an overexcited Cosas leader, Collen Malatji, got an opportunity to tell the ANC Youth League how it should have had an elective conference and be more ­assertive about its autonomy.

“The organisation is a living orgasm,” he said. It took him a few seconds to figure out what the ­giggling was about and change the word ‘orgasm’ to ‘organism’.

In-law troubles

ANC MP Bongani Bongo has 26 “in-laws”. They wear red overalls and they want their lobola pronto.

You see, Bongo was a member of the ad hoc committee that imposed hefty fines on misbehaving EFF MPs.

On Thursday during the fractious debate, he was explaining how the sanctions were arrived at when the fighters reminded him of his ­romantic liaison with one of their own, Phumza Ntobongwana.

“Hey Mkhwenyana (Hey son-in-law), we want our lobola,” ­interjected commander in chief ­Julius Malema to Bongo’s speech.

As time goes by

Unless someone intervenes to stop the bitter rivalries and pettiness in Parliament, some of the older MPs will age considerably in a short time.

On Thursday night, senior ANC MPs Naledi Pandor, Jeremy Cronin and ­Enver Surty tried in vain to get ­deputy Speaker Lechesa Tsenoli to stop the EFF’s time-wasting tactics. But Julius Malema would have none of that.

“We are here to work. You cannot have people telling us they are rushing to get a plane when the work is not done.” Tsenoli, a nice man if ever there was one, vacillated as the clock ticked.

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