Mogoeng Mogoeng: aggravating an itch that doesn’t exist
Mogoeng Mogoeng’s comment on Palestine, like Helen Zille’s on racist legislation, was an unnecessary attempt to inject his skewed belief system into the national dialogue
Last week, I learnt a pithy Afrikaans saying: "Jy krap waar dit nie jeuk nie." A direct translation would be something like: "You’re scratching where it doesn’t itch." As far as I understand it, the idiom refers to the act of aggravating an itch that doesn’t exist — of worrying at a wound that isn’t really there.
As you might have guessed, the person using it was talking about She Who Must Not Be Named, the DA’s Voldezille, who had decided to tell everyone that while she is out at the coal face saving the world from the racism of our government, her colleagues, like Phumzile van Damme, "chill at home and enjoy the sea view"...