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Welcome to the city of fool’s gold, run by mayor Mngxitama


Welcome to the city of fool’s gold, run by mayor Mngxitama

You have to admire the chutzpah of a man who chases voters away while trying to be elected Joburg mayor


I try to keep it light and silly on a Friday, which is why I was very tempted to tell you Gwede Mantashe on Wednesday delivered a lecture on morality, or that there is a person waging a campaign in the Western Cape High Court trying to force Cyril Ramaphosa to prove the Covid-19 virus exists. But this week there is only one king of current affairs comedy: the inimitable Andile Mngxitama.

Mngxitama, you will recall, is the founder, leader and about 25% of the following of Black First Land First, or BLF, a party dedicated to general revolution and not knowing how abbreviations work.

Admittedly, it hasn’t always been a party. Shortly before the 2019 election, it was de-registered by the Independent Electoral Commission because of its unconstitutional decision to ban white people from joining it...

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