Ramaphosa's funny jokes

2017-05-13 06:54

Will Cyril Ramaphosa's funny jokes win him the ANC Presidency? It has become a trend for Cyril Ramaphosa to arrive at his campaign stops armed with funny jokes. Ramaphosa should know that in making these funny jokes two things happen in the minds of people. There are those who see the jokes as interesting and there are those who are repelled by them. But one thing happens in the main, people tend to consider a person telling jokes as a joker and not take him serious.

Jokes have their small positive place in political campaigning if used well. But jokes are the things that play a big role in sinking the candidate.

Let us look at some of Ramaphosa's funny jokes, we pick only three.

In Northern Cape Ramaphosa spoke elaborately about a woman who showed him her house, all his rooms, and then Ramaphosa emphasized the fact that the woman showed him her bedroom as well, and the bedroom has a double bed, and so on and so on.

In Eastern Cape Ramaphosa said: Do you take the African National Congress to be your lawfully wedded political party, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part?

Earlier on, in Parliament Ramaphosa came with a bunch of a new brand of condoms and demonstrated to the members of parliament and the public about how noisy the condoms can be during their use. Recently people have been complaining about the artist Ayanda Mabulu. May be we may understand Ayanda, but Cyril Ramaphosa is very old.

Any person worth of note will understand that political campaigning is like a person walking on a tied rope. The main thing on walking on a tied rope is to maintain a steady balance and not play around on the rope, if you do that the law of gravity will sink you.

Cyril Ramaphosa has succeeded in creating a mirage that he is leading in the crowded ANC presidential race.

But what is truth is that the ANC presidential race this time around has become more like a marathon where runners who take the lead very early in the race eventually get overtaken along the way. Cyril Ramaphosa knows very well that powerful forces are coming after him in all sides. There is the powerful armored Gupta phenomenon advancing with heavy artillery. In the air a sparrow is flapping its wings seeking to gain leverage to snatch the victory. This sparrow is Walter Sisulu’s daughter, Lindiwe Sisulu. And on the other side is a formidable solid bloc made of Kgalema Motlanthe, Mathews Phosa and Thandi Modise who will find it hard to hold the torch for Ramaphosa because of Marikana. Other forces will surely come in and join the race. Its still very early.

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