Posts Tagged 'Malema'

Hate to Say “I told you so”…

…especially in this case. I’ll admit that, despite my earlier pronouncements, I felt a foolish stab of optimism on reading the weekend papers adamantly declaring that Julius Malema would face a disciplinary hearing.

But no, turns out I was right when I wrote that “the ANC probably won’t discipline Malema too harshly and, if they do, they certainly won’t be open and approachable regarding the process.” Continue reading ‘Hate to Say “I told you so”…’


Stuff I’m Looking Forward To

Winter is fast approaching and the change of seasons always makes it seem as if the year is moving a lot faster than it actually is. Along with the cold weather comes a certain amount of introspection, but rather than doing that I’ve decided to outrospect and compile a list of things that I’m looking forward to over the next few months: Continue reading ‘Stuff I’m Looking Forward To’

It’s Just not Scrabble

In news that marks a significant step towards the future predicted in the brilliant, hopefully not-too-prescient movie Idiocracy, Mattel has announced that Scrabble is to undergo a rule change that would allow the use of proper nouns. Continue reading ‘It’s Just not Scrabble’

Point of Order: Succession = Distraction

I, and I’m sure I’m not alone in this, am getting pretty tired of hearing about Julius Malema in the news. Not because I don’t think he’s important, because, like it or not, he is, but because it detracts attention from far more pressing matters, such as the general failure (up to now) of the Zuma administration to deliver on many, if not all, of it’s pre-and-post-election promises.

Everytime I read about another Malema outburst and here talk that he will possibly, maybe, we’re-not-sure-but-someone-should-say-something be disciplined by the ruling party, I wonder if, in fact, they have a Frankenstein’s monster on their hands. They were more than happy to use him as a political suicide bomber during the elections, and the tactic proved ultimately successful, but since Zuma has come to power there have been precious few attempts by the ANC powerbrokers to reign him in, which lead me to conclude that either they’re perfectly content to have him continue to serve as a distraction to both the media or opponents, or that they’re afraid of him. Continue reading ‘Point of Order: Succession = Distraction’