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Fear not, ANC cadres, NDZ’s shocking heresy about your jobs is just silly

When she said they must be able to do the jobs they’re deployed to do, she forgot one crucial fact

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Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is on a roll. Like a prophet tasked with an urgent revelation, she seems to be everywhere, speaking and speaking and speaking, softly but with the supreme confidence that comes from being untouched by worldly concerns, preaching her vision of ecstatic, all-embracing absurdity.

On the weekend, for example, she gave us the Parable of the Gangster Who Was Actually Sort Of A Nation Builder. The economic damage being done by the state’s ban on tobacco, Dlamini-Zuma revealed through mystical, Byzantine court papers, was partially being alleviated by the economic contribution of the illegal cigarette trade.

It was an exciting idea, especially for criminals, and opened up an entirely new line of argument for defence lawyers. (“Your honour, by blowing up that ATM my client was merely doing his patriotic duty to try to keep glass fitters, firefighters, police and ATM maintenance teams employed during this difficult time.”) ..

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