The righteous outrage over De Lille is written in the stars
She wasted mere squillions, but the political druids of SA have seen a great constellation lifting above the horizon
Throwing an entire ministry under the bus is difficult at the best of times, but for senior members of the ANC it comes with an almost impossibly long list of challenges: asking taxi bosses for permission to appear in public next to a bus, finding a bus, extinguishing it ...
And that’s before the inevitable tender process for identifying the company that will do the actual throwing, usually a catering firm created eight days earlier, whose postal address is a wheelie-bin in an abandoned lot apparently owned by two people, one of whom died in 1968, while the other was born last Wednesday.
Still, Speaker Thandi Modise is a determined woman, and at the weekend she made it clear that she’ll do whatever it takes to throw the department of public works under any bus, tuk-tuk or chartered wheelbarrow she can steer its way. ..