The weird world of politics: The blue berets

2013-09-08 14:00

The blue berets

Don’t touch Julius Malema on his beret.

The young man has been furiously going from factory to factory to find a political solution to his Economic Freedom Fighters berets being manufactured and sold without his permission.

Now it seems some unofficial rip-offs from the DA Youth are doing the red beret in blue, with their name and logo on it. Young Juju should grow an entrepreneurial spirit and patent the thing. This way, he might even be able to pay off his tax debt.

Sweet tooth President Jacob Zuma likes his sweetness, as long as it doesn’t make him pile on the kilograms. At a breakfast meeting with journalists on Tuesday, he ordered some tea and added three heaped spoons of Xylitol sweetener. “This isn’t sugar, please don’t write that I’m putting sugar in my tea,” he joked. One man who, according to another hack, unapologetically likes his tea sweet is Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu who, according to a fellow hack, once came close to emptying a jar of honey in his cuppa. Tea for one

Mr President didn’t get much time to drink his rather milky tea as journos mobbed him to get his comment on all matters current during the Tuesday breakfast.

Minister Lindiwe Sisulu took her portfolio seriously and decided to publicly serve Jacob Zuma some fresh tea. He wasn’t impressed and stopped her from removing his cuppa, saying he was still busy with it. Sisulu giggled and he gave her a little squeeze.

Maybe the princess was a little bored at Zuma getting all the attention from members of the media at his party, while his ministers stood about the room looking somewhat bored.

Light bulb moment

Among the Joburg residents who have been wondering where Mayor Parks Tau has been this week while the lights went off was the DA’sMmusi Maimane. You will recall that Maimane lost out to getting Tau’s job in 2011.

Now, he’s angling higher – to become the mayor’s senior as Gauteng premier. And he is already throwing his weight around in the pursuit of this dream. “I have requested an urgent meeting with (Tau) to urge him to take action,” Maimane said in a statement.

Siyahleba just wants to say this: Will the last person to leave the city, please switch off the lights? Although, at this rate, by that time the lights will be off already.

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