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26 Mar 2021
5:40 am

SA politicians need to get real, starting with clown-in-chief Mbalula

Editorials

The failure by our politicians to comprehend reality is one of the biggest threats facing this country.

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula. Picture: Jacques Nelles

Expecting sense from South Africa’s clown-in-chief, Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula, is like expecting rain to fall upwards. But, he outdid himself yesterday when trying to spin reality on behalf of the ANC. A Twitter user wrote: “In South Africa, I bet you this pandemic is going to terribly effect [sic] us for the next 5 years because of the government.” Mbalula – or to use his wonderfully ironic Twitter “handle”, Mr Fix – responded: “Wich part of the world is better than us?”(sic) With almost 53 000 dead in the Covid-19 pandemic – and counting – South Africa is distinguishing...