The weird world of politics: Cyril to the rescue

2014-04-13 15:00

Cyril to the rescue

While SA Communist Party (SACP) leader Blade Nzimande was busy traversing the country warning people about the “white people’s lies” that is Nkandla, billionaire capitalist Cyril Ramaphosa saved ­Cosatu.

He did this by getting warring Cosatu leaders to declare a temporary ceasefire. The Blunt One, who has since been dubbed a member of “Zuma’s protection unit”, must have been caught unawares.

Nzimande was the only alliance leader who continued to attack the faction of Cosatu he did not like. Maybe the SACP should now declare Ramaphosa the workers’ vanguard.

Tech #fail

It is with much fanfare that Gauteng’s ANC bunch arrived in the 21st century this week.

An event was organised, which included balloons, to announce that the party would be forcing all its representatives to tweet and update their statuses on Facebook.

It also included the launch of the new website of the party in the province – except when the time came to display it, technology failed the politicians.

Hopefully for them this wasn’t an omen of the way the new ­campaign will be going.

Hexes for exes

Where do broken hearts go? To Gold Reef City, apparently, where SA’s most recent divorcées, Helen Zille and Dr Mamphela Ramphele, shared a stage at the Daily Maverick Gathering on Thursday.

Ramphele studiously avoided looking at her former partner in politics as Zille addressed the crowd. She then narrowed her eyes as Zille cuddled up to Cosatu secretary-general Zwelinzima Vavi.

The two women coyly avoided questions about any future kisses, though the ice broke enough for them to start referring to each other by their first names as the day wore on.

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