The weird world of politics: Return of Jesus

2014-09-07 15:00

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Return of Jesus

Pastor Jacob Zuma has been at it again, preaching on Sunday about Jesus. “I know they say Jesus will return to fetch us,” he told diplomats, adding that this would be just to cleanse us of our sins.

“He must just come for a few years to help us so that we are ready for when he finally comes.”

It is unclear if he meant Jesus must come to rescue him and the ANC before the next elections.

We all know Zuma wouldn’t really want Jesus to come for good because that would mean the end of the ANC’s time in office.

Just for kicks

The presidency announced that Number One would officially open the Fourth Kyokushin Karate World Cup tournament which began in ­Durban yesterday. Siyahleba was taken aback.

At a time when the son of Nkandla has to respond properly to the Public Protector, fend off ­Julius Malema and defend spy tapes, among others, he has time to attend a karate tournament?

But then again, with the spy tapes now out, perhaps Number One ­wanted tips on how to kick aside any corruption charges that might come his way.

Pass the buck

The pressure that Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has exerted over the lack of action on her Nkandla report is taking its toll on Cabinet ministers who appear lost on what to say ­without inviting more controversy.

Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe said Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko had begun determining if President Jacob Zuma should pay back some of the money spent on upgrading his homestead in Nkandla.

But Nhleko knew nothing about this, insisting he was waiting for ­Parliament before acting.

Which is which comrades?

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