The weird world of politics: Polygamy fail

2013-12-01 14:00

Polygamy fail

In 2009, Pastor Ray McCauley from the Rhema Church told the faithful that President Jacob Zuma “will produce results with his different, new leadership style”.

The very next year, McCauley and his wife split up, but they happily got remarried this week. It is unclear whether McCauley tried to emulate Zuma’s multiple marriages, but someone should tell the pastor that polygamy involves marrying different wives and not the same one over and over.


Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s belt-tightening measures have hit government spin doctors over at the GCIS so hard, it seems they only have one car.

Or do they? A tweet went out from the government’s communication arm on Thursday, which read: “YAY!!! Miss Grey (my car) is coming back home today.

I’m so excited I’m almost in tears.” As it turns out, a zealous official mistakenly sent out the tweet using the wrong account, and blamed Tweetdeck.

But the singing, dancing presidency still holds the Mistaken Tweet Award for last year’s tweet: “OH NO!! I’m missing out on @IdolsSA. I’m far away in another time zone. #sadness.”

Just to be clear

EFF commander in chief Julius Malema has found a new cause: Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. Although she wouldn’t cross to Malema’s party, young Juju felt it fit to set the record straight.

Reports about Advocate Dali Mpofu (the EFF’s latest joiner) being Winnie’s Ben 10 back in the 90s were “boer” propaganda to destroy her. And now the ANC is using these falsehoods too, Malema said at a rally on Thursday.

“This man has got no potential to sleep with his mother. Winnie Mandela is Dali Mpofu’s mother,” he said. That settles it, then.

Reaching for the red tape

Most people hate government red tape, but there is apparently a lot of money to be made – especially if you work in Western Cape.

Recently, a classified ad went out in the papers for “director: red tape” in the provincial department of economic development and tourism. It is a two-year contract position and pays between R771?306 and R908?571 per annum.

The ad also states that applications must be submitted online, which seems counter to the spirit of red tape. But this is probably why a red tape director has to be appointed so that applications can, once again, be done manually in triplicate.

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