ANCWL condemns Zapiro’s dick cartoon & ANC wants apology

The ruling African National Congress’s Women League has come out with guns blazing, criticising cartoonist Jonathan “Zapiro” Shapiro for a cartoon appearing on Mail & Guardian’s 6 July 2012 edition. In the M&G cartoon, what seems like a men’s penis (Gallery viewer, I suppose) has visited the Goodman Gallery and sits in front of what looks like a mirror. Continue reading

Blacks say Zille “deserves a bullet”. And her response?

Last week Sunday morning I woke up to a group debate on Facebook that challenged (or did it invite?) people to share their views on whether Democratic Alliance leader and Western Cape Premier Helen Zille was “still” haunted by her 20 March tweet in which she referred to pupils from Eastern Cape province seeking better education in hers as “education refugees”. To date Zille had on more than two occasions written about the incident. Continue reading

My Interview with Helen Zille on her “refugee” Tweet

Democratic Alliance leader and Western Cape premier, Helen Zille, has been labelled a racist (and many other names) on social networks – especially Twitter. As previously argued in one of my blog posts that “If Twitter was IEC and one’s followers were voters…” Zille would have been our president – she is one of the only politicians (I know) who is not only active on Twitter but that she is has a sense of humour, too. Continue reading

Hey, but Zille is right – ANC has failed EC kids

While many black people (except this writer) may have called Democratic Leader and Western Cape premier Helen Zille names following her tweet on 20 March – well, she was right about one thing:  the ruling African National Congress, especially its Eastern Cape provincial government, had failed many parents – specifically their kids, rendering them [pupils] “education refugees” in Western Cape. And here’s why: Continue reading