The weird world of politics: What ales Juju?

2014-11-16 15:00

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What ales Juju?

Politics isn’t a sober business for Economic Freedom Fighter (EFF) Julius Malema, who has labelled his foes as “drunkards”.

On Friday, he implied that some of Parliament’s presiding officers had taken a swig or two in the bar for the honourables during this week’s chaos.

“We will be putting in a firm ­motion for Breathalysers in Parliament,” he told journalists. He might want to look closer to home. At that very ­moment, across the street from the EFF’s Braamfontein offices, a group of disgruntled fighters were spotted ­sitting on a cooler box, sipping beer.

Like a virgin

There might have been no love lost between MPs this week, but Juju behaved like a real Romeo at his Friday press conference.

He said since the Post Office strike, love letters had not been able to reach their destinations and relationships had been ruined.

Obviously, President Jacob ­Zuma is the one to blame.

Not long after this, Juju said the EFF was going to conference for the first time and wanted their “virginity” to be “broken” in a memorable way.

We’ll have what he’s having.

No love lost

Love is a word that cannot be used to describe the relationship between DA leader Helen Zille and party youth leader Mbali Ntuli.

This week Ntuli, who is in the KwaZulu-Natal legislature, tweeted that Premier Senzo Mchunu “has just come up to me to thank the DA for their contribution to the debate. Promised a meeting where we can table more input.”

Zille dampened the youthful zeal by saying: “Sounds as if you think this is a compliment?”

But Ntuli must be getting used to it by now. Zille has also called her a prima donna.

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