You are who you veg with, Zuma, and yours is a rotten bunch
Visits by Olly Mlamleli, Dudu Myeni, Hlaudi Motsoeneng and Jessie Duarte show just what type of person he is
We have become used to seeing our political leaders arrive at ceremonies in rural villages, go on stage and quote Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in their speeches. There is a quote, attributed to communist leader Vladimir Lenin, that they should try: “Show me who your friends are and I will tell you what you are”.
Last week we saw more “leaders” visiting Jacob Zuma. If the former president was a man who cared about his reputation he would not be plastering social media with pictures of these visitors. Many are the type who enter a respectable house through the back door, face shrouded, so as not to be seen by the community. They are nothing to be proud of unless you are similar to them.
On Friday Olly Mlamleli, an ANC Free State provincial executive committee member, appeared at Zuma’s house in Nkandla with bags of vegetables. She was donating the food to the former president so he could feed the long line of visitors who, after EFF leader Julius Malema’s visit there more than a month ago, have been flowing to his house, named Kwadakwadunuse (literally meaning “get so sloshed that you show your bum”), for “tea”...