It must be awful running this country and being held accountable for every decision you make – which is why Jacob daydreamed out loud yesterday about what he would change were he a dictator.
So where do South African political parties acquire all of their funding from then? It seems the EFF may be getting some help from a rather unlikely source.
Julius Malema took to the microphone Saturday and gave a rousing speech to those gathered complete with a call to arms. Those statues are in for some tough times.
Well it only took days, months and years but eventually South Africa (and the EFF) got their chance to ask JZ the question that has been uttered, chanted and screamed from rooftops around the country.
So what should we expect this time around then? Will we see absolute chaos or have parliament learnt their lesson from the debacle that was SONA? Only time will tell.
So you started off with good intentions of paying attention for the entirety of yesterday’s address by Jacob Zuma, then your mind drifted. What did you miss? The Mail and Guardian have made it easy for us.
Mbete apologises. Naspers unbundles print division. Obama says they’re not at war with Islam. Apple watch will make too much money. Vanilla Ice bust robbing a house. Metrorail app is pretty smart. Pinterest goes for $11 billion valuation.
When it comes to parenting everyone has their own take on what makes or breaks a child. The ‘father’ of our nation, ol’ Jacob to the Zuma, could well do with learning a few of these handy tips.
Cellphone jamming issue goes to high court. Egypt retaliates for Christian slaughter. Mbeki’s Nkandla remarks were a ‘distortion.’ Load-shedding’s incredible losses. DSK prostitutes drop suit. New US drone laws. Riri and Leo back in the mix.
The impartial white-shirted security forces who were responsible for the ejection of EFF members at Thursday’s SONA may not been so impartial after all. Shock, horror.
And the name-calling train rolls on, gathering steam with each day as our politicians take to name-calling, mud-slinging and behaving with a distinct lack of class.
So who was right and who was wrong? We ain’t legal experts here but let’s try a bit of the old nitty-gritty and see where it gets us.
Everyone had an opinion pre-SONA, and everyone certainly has a clear opinion post. Gareth Cliff’s opinion would be interesting, and here’s his Twitter for you.
Aah, The SONA. What a great movie. It was like it was scripted. Looks like they should have taken Malema’s threats a little more seriously.
Anyone who watched the State of the Nation address on TV would have been aware that there was a LOT of action they ‘chose’ not to air. Like this video of the EFF being thrown out.
Who would have thought Julius Malema was an angry teenager right? Enjoy this footage of him losing his rag back in 2001.
There is an article doing the rounds written by a rather irate Briton in response to some of JZ’s latest comments. In case you happen to have missed it we have you covered.
Here’s a lighthearted article about Eskom and what the world thinks of our little energy crisis.
Jacob Zuma dropped a bombshell Sunday when he claimed he had never been nervous in his life before. Roll up your sleeves Julius, there is work to be done.
Be careful what you promise, because one day somewhere down the line it might come back to bite you on the ass. It seems some people have failed to stick to their word.
When you are under the public spotlight, and you open yourself up to the wrath of the Twitterati, it will never end well. The Presidency of South Africa has been finding this out the hard way.
As February 12 and his State Of The Nation address nears Jacob Zuma is getting plenty of advice. Whether or not he listens to any of it is up for debate.
In what may be the most misguided and ill-timed social media campaign this year the South African presidency has attempted to engage with the public ahead of SONA.
Here’s another thing for JZ to address during his SONA in a few weeks time. In the meantime, let’s hope the govt can keep clear of any awkward bribes that could cost them their entertainment allowance.