Columns 1.2.2018 02:32 pm

Mid-Week Reflections: Coddling ‘uBabes weSkottel’, Trump-in-drag’s irksome tweets

After saying a black South African should be glad to not be burdened by the colonial piping system, Helen Zille was called ‘Donald Trump in drag’.

When Twitter user Jerry Taba wondered why most of South African water-scarce areas were not receiving the same attention as Cape Town, little did he know he would be unleashing the beast that is Helen Zille, a well-know member of the twitterati.

Mid-Week Reflections: Coddling ‘uBabes weSkottel’, Trump-in-drag’s irksome tweets
Mid-Week Reflections: Coddling ‘uBabes weSkottel’, Trump-in-drag’s irksome tweets

Mid-Week Reflections: Coddling ‘uBabes weSkottel’, Trump-in-drag’s irksome tweets

After saying a black South African should be glad to not be burdened by the colonial piping system, Helen Zille was called ‘Donald Trump in drag’.

Vytjie Mentor makes outrageous claims that Zuma was an apartheid spy
Eish!

Vytjie Mentor makes outrageous claims that Zuma was an apartheid spy

Mentor also claims she could name ‘hordes of apartheid spies’ currently serving in Cabinet.
Lucky Montana faces backlash after ‘singing like a canary’ to Parliament
Eish!

Lucky Montana faces backlash after ‘singing like a canary’ to Parliament

Montana was also reminded that at some point during his colourful career, he defended state capture.
#MarkFishChallenge still a hit on social media
Eish!

#MarkFishChallenge still a hit on social media

The Twitter trend has been around all week, and is still producing some quality entertainment.
SPECIAL REPORT: UniZulu to investigate portfolio committee recommendations
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SPECIAL REPORT: UniZulu to investigate portfolio committee recommendations

The conveyancing attorneys have previously rendered services to Umgeni Water, where council chairperson Cyril Gamede was the CEO, according to the Government Gazette.
I don’t issue statements without approval of Eskom managers, says spokesperson
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I don’t issue statements without approval of Eskom managers, says spokesperson

‘All I’m saying is that the notion that I may have made or sent a statement to a newspaper without the knowledge and approval of the relevant departmental head is incorrect.’
SABC News anchor apologises for declaring Mangosuthu Buthelezi ‘dead’
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SABC News anchor apologises for declaring Mangosuthu Buthelezi ‘dead’

The video of the much-talked about blooper went viral on social media, with debates on who to blame for the on-air slip-up.
Opinion: With a lot to lose, Zuma was never going to go down without a fight
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Opinion: With a lot to lose, Zuma was never going to go down without a fight

A wounded Jacob Zuma was not going to go down without a fight, once he is out of office ‘JZ783’ headache will pound him.
DA Eastern Cape leaders’ fistfight involving pickaxe handle and broken bottles lands in court
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DA Eastern Cape leaders’ fistfight involving pickaxe handle and broken bottles lands in court

There were slaps, blows with a pickaxe handle and bottles flying at a party hosted by Eastern Cape MPL Sanele Magaqa over the festive season.
#TBT: Nathi Nhleko insists ‘firepool’, cattle kraal and chicken coop are security features
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#TBT: Nathi Nhleko insists ‘firepool’, cattle kraal and chicken coop are security features

The then minister of police ‘overruled’ public protector Thuli Madonsela’s finding that Zuma must reimburse a portion of upgrades
WATCH: ‘Why did you shoot me, I was on my way from grocery shopping’
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WATCH: ‘Why did you shoot me, I was on my way from grocery shopping’

The woman can be heard explaining she was not part of the protest and was caught in the crossfire on her way back from grocery shopping. WARNING: Video contains graphic images.
ANN7 boss advises Aunty Patty to join the ANC
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ANN7 boss advises Aunty Patty to join the ANC

He says if she took his advice, De Lille could avoid a political suicide and hopefully resuscitate her almost jeopardised political career.
Political Journalists to the DA: ‘You’re not above criticism, stop being intolerant’
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Political Journalists to the DA: ‘You’re not above criticism, stop being intolerant’

Journalists remind party it will not receive special treatment and will be subjected to same probity test as other political parties in SA.
READ IN FULL: EFF statement on Mkhwebane and state capture inquiry
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READ IN FULL: EFF statement on Mkhwebane and state capture inquiry

‘The EFF calls on public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to learn to keep quiet; for at times, silence is golden.’
Grace Mugabe loses state security protection – report
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Grace Mugabe loses state security protection – report

University of Zimbabwe lecturer and constitutional law expert Lovemore Madhuku said as first ladies do not have separate security, the move should be viewed as a downgrading and not a withdrawal.
Lindiwe Zulu denied access to Nelson Mandela’s Qunu homestead
Eish!

Lindiwe Zulu denied access to Nelson Mandela’s Qunu homestead

Zulu was eventually allowed inside the property after the intervention of ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu.
WATCH: Zuma supporter forced to wear Ramaphosa T-shirt
Eish!

WATCH: Zuma supporter forced to wear Ramaphosa T-shirt

It’s out with the ‘old’ and in with the new. The ANC has changed its paraphernalia to reflect the changes in the party’s leadership.
WATCH: ANC leaders get down to ‘Omunye’
Eish!

WATCH: ANC leaders get down to ‘Omunye’

Leaders of the ANC are out in full swing this week as they celebrate 106 years since the party’s historic formation on January 8, 1912.
#TBT WATCH: Zuma says ‘two centres of power could compete in one form or other’
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#TBT WATCH: Zuma says ‘two centres of power could compete in one form or other’

We take a look at what Zuma previously said on the president of the ANC not being the president of the country.
WATCH: Mayihlome Tshwete attempts to explain Ramaphosa’s ‘Happy socks’
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WATCH: Mayihlome Tshwete attempts to explain Ramaphosa’s ‘Happy socks’

Tshwete claims the red stripes represent radical economic transformation, but what about the white stripes?
Grace Mugabe’s record-setting PhD to be investigated
Africa

Grace Mugabe’s record-setting PhD to be investigated

Mrs Mugabe said at the time ‘the language was difficult’ and her thesis was about ‘changing social structure and functions of the family – the emergence of the children’s home.’
GALLERY: ANC’s ‘revolutionary’ cakes
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GALLERY: ANC’s ‘revolutionary’ cakes

The ANC cakes spectacularly, albeit momentarily, stole the limelight from the state capture inquiry debates, the NEC meeting starting today and university walk-ins. Amandla!
WATCH: The vosho accidents you’ll be seeing this season
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WATCH: The vosho accidents you’ll be seeing this season

Deliver our youth from the vosho, for they do not know what they’re doing.
10 reasons rand picked up against the dollar, according to ‘Mama Action’
54th ANC National Conference

10 reasons rand picked up against the dollar, according to ‘Mama Action’

Reason number ten, according to ‘Mama Action,’ is that ‘ii-cupcake is in the oven.’
Absa gets reprimanded for its ‘buy a ring on loan’ campaign
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Absa gets reprimanded for its ‘buy a ring on loan’ campaign

Faced with a barrage of criticism for its ad campaign which social media labelled is ‘in bad taste’, the bank responded that it is sorry that many felt they way they did.
#TBT WATCH: Malema reminds Mbete how Zuma ‘used’ her and how a cow was slaughtered prematurely
54th ANC National Conference

#TBT WATCH: Malema reminds Mbete how Zuma ‘used’ her and how a cow was slaughtered prematurely

Malema told Mbete the ‘poor cow’ she slaughtered had died for no reason as both Zuma and the ANC Women’s League had ditched her to back Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.


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