Zille’s pilot project DA leader Helen Zille likes to steer big things. The other day she described the DA as a little boat that she has to steer through stormy waters. This week, she was a pilot. In her newsletter explaining how the DA went wrong in supporting the employment equity bill, Zille said it was a plane crash caused by a number of sequential errors. “I, as the captain of this plane, must take responsibility. And I do,” she wrote. Siyahleba is sure that being in control of a ship and a plane must be fun, but Zille must quietly and impatiently be wishing she was a racing car driver instead. New No 1 in town Our prez had better watch out – he might be unseated. On Wednesday a Cope MP asked him in Parliament who this “No 1” was in the Guptagate reports. Could it be Mzekezeke, the Balaclava-wearing kwaito artist everyone suspects to be DJ Sbu? President JZ said he didn’t know. The very next day the same DJ Sbu was spotted at Luthuli House at an ANC Youth League briefing, sitting up there with the big guys, dressed in a sharp blue suit, like a No 1. JZ had better find out who Mzekezeke is soon, or else he could end up being No 2. Selective memory The president of police union Popcru, Zizamele Cebekhulu, thinks South Africans have short memories. He told the Popcru gala dinner on Tuesday that police commissioner Riah Phiyega would not be fired because the country could not afford to change commissioners “like underpants”. “The national commissioner of police did not come from heaven. She came from our ranks,” said Cebekhulu. Maybe Siyahleba needs to remind the unionist that Phiyega is not a career police officer but from the corporate sector, in case he has forgotten. Or he is just rewriting history to curry favour with the general? Debts of youth In case you missed it, the ANC Youth League is the “political home to majority youth in SA” and “it continues to be the body of opinion within the ruling party”. So the organisation said when explaining why the R70 million debt racked up by that expelled defector of note, Julius Malema, should be written off. The new bunch of tame ducks accuse Juju of starting a political party for financial gain. Maybe they should try the same if they want to repay their debts one day.