Bravo to the comrades who booed for their supper
Were there auditions? How many gave their best boo to arrive at the final 10, if not 15, yellers at Zuma’s court date?
The message from the rent-a-crowd outside the Pietermaritzburg high court was loud and clear: Jacob Zuma will always be their boo (yes, I know that’s a stale throwback to the early 2000s, but so is Zuma, so let’s call it even).
Local ANC apparatchiks, however, aren’t buying it. Provincial secretary Mdumiseni Ntuli and provincial chairperson Sihle Zikalala are booed but unbowed, and have put the fiasco outside the Pietermaritzburg court firmly at the feet of a particular favourite of politicians around the world: unknown agitators from Elsewhere, or in this case, the Free State and Mpumalanga.
According to Ntuli, a “preliminary report” had revealed that the “10, if not 15, comrades” involved in the booing were “not from KZN”, although if they were, the provincial ANC would try to “understand what could’ve really motivated them”, presumably by asking them if it was cash, of it they were open to accepting IOUs should they ever be needed to go and boo someone in, say, Gauteng...