The DA might have held some hope as an alternative to the current government. But with the current state of how things are; we all know who really is calling the shots there. And Mmusi, sorry buddy, it ain’t you, writes Thandolwethu Mene.
Could somebody please press the off-switch button in this imbecile! You see the more this guy makes noise about blackness the more absurd he sounds. He is single handedly destroying the ethos of black African people’s pride with every utterance that spews uncontrollably out of his pout.
Now he is making it easy for the White Minority Capital to just dismiss the real and harsh economic struggles that black people in South Africa are faced with daily as just some white noise. We all know who is pulling the strings here; some fat Indian fellow he whose name shall not be mentioned.
Speaking of puppets, Mmusi Maimane was accused of being one for the longest time by the ANC faithful. I personally do not think that Mmusi is anybody’s puppet. I think he is his own man by his right and he has his own leadership style. Helen Zille gave him a golden opportunity for him to rein in the reins once and for all and show the rest of the non-believers who really is the real big induna at the DA.
He made an order. It was second guessed. He found a political compromise. What this in reality shows that both parties came to the table and emerged with a compromise? I still I am completely against what Zille said but do I think she is a bad person? Absolutely not! She is a product of her environment and I cannot paint her in a negative view just for that. She has a strong personality.
She is after all a leader. The only problem I have with her is the one I had with Thabo Mbeki. She does not seem to know when to back down and she deems that as a sign of weakness. Had she conceded at least some leeway to Mmusi maybe the DA would have a different outlook, maybe!
So back to the puppet issue raised earlier. Mmusi is by no means a puppet. BUT, is he in control of the DA? Andile Mngxitama may be able to pull this Land First Black First façade for a while more owing to the financial muscle of his bosses. We all see through it.
The DA might have held some hope as an alternative to the current government. But with the current state of how things are; we all know who really is calling the shots there. And Mmusi, sorry buddy, it ain’t you.
Thandolwethu Mene is an Afrocentric writer/director at African Native Media House www.afrikanativemh.com. He bought his Media Studies degree at the University of Cape Town but unfortunately had to spend four years attending lecturers, writing essays and exams due to White Monopoly Capital. Guess that’s what you get for being not connected politically. He dabbles with teaching at Kgomotso High School in Pretoria for two years 2011 to 2012. He liked it so much that he went to Japan to do the same thing in 2013 to 2017. That is when he started travelling Eastern Asian countries and appropriating their culture.