The weird world of politics: Mbete’s no dice

2015-01-18 15:00

Mbete’s no dice

First it was EFF leader Julius Malema threatening to wreak havoc at Jacob Zuma’s state of the nation address if Speaker Baleka Mbete did not convene a special sitting for the president to account for spending at his Nkandla home. Mbete refused.

Not to be outdone by the newcomers, the DA also wrote to Mbete demanding that she set aside five “concrete dates” for Zuma to answer questions in Parliament.

Siyahleba understands the DA is crossing its fingers, hoping it does not get the same answer Mbete gave to the EFF.

He’s no Obama

Obama-wannabe DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane, realising the commander in chief of the red berets had again set the agenda of Parliament, arose from his slumber to try to catch up.

Journos attending his briefing on the steps of the National Assembly were treated to a cheap Obamasque spectacle.

A podium was erected with a cloth print of his face draped over it. But what floored political hacks was when Maimane emerged from behind a podium when his spokesperson introduced him.

A Red herring

If you’ve ever wondered why SA is facing so many crises, the SACP has come forward with an answer.

Reacting to the release of the Gauteng government’s e-toll advisory panel report, the Reds praised Premier David Makhura and his Cabinet.

“In particular, we welcome and appreciate the strong and decisive leadership by the provincial government in appointing the panel to conduct an assessment of the issue.”

If appointing a panel to consider issues is strong and decisive, then we are in more trouble than we thought we were.

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