JOHANNESBURG - Chester Missing has offered a hilarious commentary on the ongoing intrigue around the future of President Zuma.
The protracted discussions between the president and ANC Top Six, the party's National Working Committee (NWC) and more recently one-on-ones between President Zuma and his deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa, have left the broader public frustrated.
Although presented through the medium of a puppet, Conrad Koch's commentary tunes incisively into South Africa's political zeitgeist.
Read some of Chester Missing's tweets below.
If Ramaphosa hosted The Appprentice SA he wouldn’t say: YOU’RE FIRED. He’d say: YOU’RE VERY GRADUALLY PRESSURIZED TO STEP DOWN EVEN THOUGH YOU ARE A THIEVING INCOMPETANT MORON.— Chester Missing (@chestermissing) February 8, 2018
Good morning comrades.
Cyril Ramaphosa is trying to get into the Guinness Book of Records for finding the most obtuse inoffensive way to say voertsek.— Chester Missing (@chestermissing) February 7, 2018
A group of criminals are looting our country's wealth and Cyril's still negotiating with this ganglord president we've got. You know what's been known to finalise negotiations quickly, Cyril? Handcuffs.— Chester Missing (@chestermissing) February 7, 2018
David Mabuza says that Zuma is embarrassing them.... Do you know how badly you have to screw up for David I-lost-4-million-at-my-own-house-and-rigged-matric-exams-and-went-to-Russia-on-the-Gupta-jet Mabuza to feel embarrassed?— Chester Missing (@chestermissing) February 7, 2018
Why are you all acting like we don’t know what’s going on? We know exactly what’s going on. Zuma doesn’t want to resign before all his February debit orders have cleared.— Chester Missing (@chestermissing) February 7, 2018
In Zuma’s head he deployed the ANC to deploy him, so if they want to redeploy him he needs to check with himself first.— Chester Missing (@chestermissing) February 7, 2018