Editorials
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16 Feb 2021
7:01 am

Angie should go back to class to learn how to speak plainly

Editorials

And, perhaps, to learn to admit you when you’ve messed up and apologise.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga. Picture: Bongani Shilunane/African News Agency

There are three hardy excuses politicians will retreat to when it becomes apparent they have said something out of turn – and they desperately need to duck full accountability. First, they will cry “sub-judice” because whatever they are involved in has some legal aspect to it and, the argument goes, to say anything could prejudice any such legal process. ALSO READ: Maimane, DA unhappy with Motshekga ‘doubling down’ on rape comment Next up is “I was misquoted”…but this is not used as much today in the age of cellphone cameras and instant recording. Finally, aware that they said something and...