Someone is laughing at us. Seriously, the longer I follow politics in this country the more convinced I am that what the ANC refers to as its national executive committee meetings are actually joke-writing workshops. These guys are amazing. Take Supra Mahumapelo, a man who has single-handedly destroyed North West province (for years not a single municipality in the province has received a clean audit). He was doing such a terrible job of running the place that his own people rioted against him. The ANC agreed he was useless and fired him from the premiership, sending in Job Mokgoro to wipe up after him. Good luck to Mokgoro, plucked out of retirement, because the people will not have much patience this time round. Here’s the joke, though. After all the misery that he visited upon his own people the ANC has decided that Mahumapelo is so gifted and steeped in the party’s ethos, principles and practices he should spread the message to all other cadres. Yes, the man whose offices have b...

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