Political parties are gearing up for the general election in 2019, and the EFF’s race-baiting is bang on schedule. Yesterday, whites were to blame; today Indians, coloureds tomorrow. Somewhere around February 2019, EFF national chairman Dali Mpofu will explain, in twisted Marxist dialectic, that Chinese South Africans are continuing their wicked imperial plot to subjugate the African masses. Because, you know, those foreigners have been doing it ever since Ytcho Wancho’s arrival in the Cape in 1660. The DA’s media releases will be copied and pasted from Revelation. Unless Mmusi Maimane wins the election and casts the ANC into the abyss, plague and war will blight the country. Nothing like a bit of apocalyptic terror to get the base out: worked the last time, the time before that and the time before that. The DA might, however, want to leave out the part about a river running dry. The ANC can’t run around screaming that the sky will fall down or start brushing off The Protocols of th...

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