Whenever I feel like depressing myself with a bit of mindless twaddle I google the name Mzwanele Manyi. Without fail the man who once shocked the nation by saying there is an “over-supply of coloureds” in the Western Cape and who, two years ago, became an instant “media mogul” as part of the Gupta money-laundering scheme, will have said something moronic in the week past. He is the political idiot that keeps giving.

Manyi, on his speedy journey towards political oblivion, has stopped several times this year to tell us that he has started yet another nonsensical political party. The aptly named ATM party – for there is nothing that our Manyi enjoys more than a bit of patronage from the Guptas — is his second political home in as many months. Fancy a bet? He will not succeed. He is no political operative. He doesn’t have the smarts. He is just a desperate, confused lackey of the Guptas trying to find a new way to make a few bob. He is a useful idiot who lends the Gupta family his faux Black Consciousness credentials so they can evade the law and deflect accountability. Anyway, I was punishing myself with some Manyi twaddle last week when the man said something that is perhaps worth paying 2c for. Asked why he left the ANC, Manyi declared that “the ANC has done all it could do and is now very tired and fatigued”. He is sadly right. The ANC is exhausted — and it now has a seemingly unsolvable conun...

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