ANC Youth Sushi League

2011-02-02 00:00

I HAVE nothing against sushi. In fact, as I write I'm eating sushi off the body of a plate — mainly because none of the women here agreed when I asked them if I could ravage some sushi off their magnificent bodies.

Instead, my request was met by a few wine spills and slaps. I kid. I kid. I did no such thing. I did have sushi though. In fact, I have it regularly. Given the opportunity, I would eat sushi with Julius Malema and Kenneth Kunene.

Kunene has the right to do as he pleases with his money. But the African National Congress should not be associated with that kind of behaviour. It has a responsibility to appear to be responsible in the eyes of the public. Therefore, Malema has put the ANC in a terrible position.

I am not against what Kunene did. He is a private citizen and did what he wanted to with his money. I am against the apparent endorsement of what happened there by the ANC Youth League.

If one is to eat sushi off a woman's body, I suggest that it be done in the privacy of your hanky-panky room. Maybe some might even say I shouldn't knock it until I have tried it. So, yo, Kenneth and Juju, wanna score me an invite to one of your parties with sushi devouring sessions off scantily clad women's bodies? On second thoughts, no, I'll be at Steve Biko's burial site watching the earth move as he spins in his grave.

As a former member of the ANCY­L, I know that one of the tenets of the ANCYL is moral regeneration. I am not saying whether eating sushi off scantily clad women's bodies is immoral or not, it's just not something that I believe a political party should be involved in. It diminishes the integrity of the party. Although some would argue that a political party diminishes the integrity of a strip joint.

If Malema and Kunene were so okay with eating sushi off the bodies of scantily clad women, I would love to see them eat off the bodies of their sisters and female relatives with photographers taking their pictures as they do so. I suppose it wouldn't be so much fun for them then, would it? Of course, some would argue that the women who agreed to have men eat off their bodies were paid and agreed to it. Granted. They agreed. But that doesn't change the fact that what was done was an improper spectacle, especially if the ANC is associated with such behaviour.

Malema is reported to have said that the ANC owns the ZAR nightclub where the sushi eating supposedly took place. Why on Earth was Juju even making a political speech inside a nightclub? That must have been as bad as those people who wear sunglasses at night in a club.

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe said: "The ANC would like to state categorically that it has no interest in running a nightclub or in endorsing its owners. The ANC is not into nightclubs or partying, it is a revolutionary movement. We reiterate our condemnation of serving sushi on a woman's body, as this act is anti-ANC and anti-revolutionary. This act is defamatory, insensitive and undermining of women's integrity."

The question then should be asked, will the ANC censure Malema for what Mantashe called "anti-ANC" and "anti-revolutionary" behaviour? Probably not. He has gotten away with more. This is small.

Maybe when Malema sees the words "political party" he thinks that parties and politics must go together. I am a fan of parties. I go to them regularly. I had the pleasure of going to ZAR in Sandton many times during the World Cup, but alas, there was no sushi. I wonder if I am angry and projecting because I missed out. We shall never know.

Maybe the ANCYL's new slogan should be, "One man, one scantily clad woman laden with sushi".

— News

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