According to Baleka Mbete, the ANC doesn’t have to accept responsibility for South Africa having one of the worst murder rates in the world because colonialists brought crime.
This woman was previously Deputy President. As Speaker of Parliament, she was paid an annual salary of R2.7-million to protect us – instead, it feels as if she robbed us.
It’s an important interview symbolically demonstrating the callousness of politics. Her many terrible responses to questions from Al Jazeera vivdly painted our Government’s indifference to us citizens. Imagine Jacob Zuma’s horrendous laugh repeated for 49 minutes.
THE MUST WATCH VIDEO OF 2019
Newspapers have reported on this two-week old interview. I previously posted the link on Facebook. But its guaranteed that most of you never watched the full video.
Consequently, I post it on my website, on a Sunday, hoping you have more time to give it attention. I know you have a hangover from celebrating South Africa’s glorious victory at the Rugby World Cup but the trophy that needs to be won most is our rights as South Africans.
This is more ‘entertaining’ than the Zondo Commission!
WHERE ARE THE LOCALS?
Why does Al Jazeera have to hold a UK session for us to get local truth? Is it because South African presenters pretend freedom whilst being afraid to be necessarily confrontational? Here, interviewer Mehdi Hasan, is brilliant example of what they should strive to be.
Hasan and Mbete are joined by:
“Makhosi Khoza – former South African politician who resigned from the ANC in 2017, after calling for President Zuma to step down.
Xolani Xala – founder of South African Business Abroad and member of the ANC.
Andrew Feinstein – former South African politician and author of ‘After the Party: A Personal Journey Inside the ANC’. He is now director of Corruption Watch UK.”
Importantly, the audience asked questions too.
BALEKA MBETE CRITICISED
South Africans of all colours have found unity in roundly condemning Baleka Mbete. These are some of their remarks on YouTube:
Murangi Netshilaphala: “As South African, I’m embarrassed by this woman.”
Siyabonga Siyo: “This is the most embarrassing interview I have ever seen. Baleka Mbete was exposed, and this interviewer was on the ball.”
Macimeza Nzimande”: “This is just too embarrassing to watch this as a South African.”
Mokaba Ralebipi: “I haven’t cringed this much in my life.”
Sharif Mustafa: “This would have been an award winning comedy show.”
Mavin Selemela: “We, as South Africans, don’t recognise this woman. We don’t know her, never saw her. Any country can have her.”
Vincent Kolobe: “She was the shield of the looters and made sure that they didn’t get held to account. She is shamelessly sitting there and playing dumb.”
Lotus Cortina: “All South Africans need to thank this woman for showing us how bad the ANC actually is.”
Sarista Celestial: “When he was asking, ‘Why? Why?’ I was expecting her to say, ‘Because, I don’t care.'”