Zuma is on a warpath as he chops and axes

2017-10-19 06:01
My TakeThobile Ndzube

My TakeThobile Ndzube

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This week we woke up again to yet another cabinet reshuffle.

We are no longer surprised.

The president seems to be acting rather childishly.

What is called settling the scores, perhaps?

So that if by any chance, you fall out of favour with the head honcho, you find yourself on unemployment street the following day and be a regular civilian.

The worse part of the reshuffling is that they happen at night, so that the intended victim sleeps soundly and contentedly until the bad news is delivered to them the morning after.

One can only imagine how the respective ministers react or must feel once they become aware of the betrayal and back-stabbing.

There’s talk doing the rounds about ‘one’ Blade Nzimande. On Tuesday, he woke up with no body guards and chauffer and limousine.

When he enquired as to their whereabouts, he was informed the lot were doing their official task of guarding the life of and driving the car of Dr Hlengiwe Mkhize, the incumbent Minister of Higher Education. Once even said: “We are not responsible for the life of a civilian.

Dr Blade Nzimande has now become a civilian like the rest of us.

Ohh, how I wish I could be right next to them, just to see them squirm on hearing the ‘sad news’.

Once your are spat out, you don’t even have recourse to the reasons for your humiliation.

With banks, you can still find out why, even after you went to bed with millions in your account and wake up with zilch.

Ministers, I guess, should be ready for any eventuality and always be prepared for the potholes of politics.

Dark forces are always lurking to effect their next pay cheque, they should know.

However, for the sacked ministers it is a mere salary adjustment, unlike the rest of us, when they loose their jobs.

Former ministers still get to warm the benches of parliament and get paid for it.

Anyway, I just thought I should share with you the predicament that these ‘honourable’ members are faced with.

I can’t imagine how the other political parties are rejoicing in these time fraught with political uncertainty.

The impact of the recent reshuffle is not as dire as that of Pravin Gordhan, and thanks that the rand has remained stable. However, I’m told we need to brace ourselves for a bigger fish to fall. PS: There’s this derby between old rivals from Naturena and Orlando, respectively. Will the ducks roost?

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