Baleka Mbete, SA’s new ‘hilarious’ comedian

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Baleka Mbete, SA’s new ‘hilarious’ comedian

Baleka Mbete before addressing COSATU members at Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, 14 July 2014. Picture: Nigel Sibnada

She attempted a defence/explanation of the money spent on Jacob Zuma’s home at Nkandla, and it was cringeworthy.

South Africa’s newest female comedian made a startling international debut this week on one of the world’s biggest television networks, having her audience in stitches on many occasions with her one-liners. Former parliamentary speaker Baleka Mbete was appearing as a guest on the popular Head to Head programme, hosted by Mehdi Hassan on the Al Jazeera global TV network. She attempted a defence/explanation of the money spent on Jacob Zuma’s home at Nkandla. Hassan noted that the expenditure had been for security upgrades, including a swimming pool and amphitheatre. “I’m curious,” Hassan went on, “What kind of security was the...


 


 


 

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