Wednesday, 1 April 2009

'Hate the game, not the playa'

Well I have to say, as far as April Fool's Days go, this one has been rather lacking. No huge pranks to speak of. While skimming through this morning's Times I tried to keep a skeptical eye out for would-be 'prank' articles. But with elections drawing closer and the contending parties getting into a tizzy over campaigning, it's hard to take anything that features in the newspaper seriously. Especially yesterday's newsflash that this Friday the NPA is going to announce owhether or not they're going to drop the charges against Jacob Zuma. I mean, WTF?!?!? Stuff like this really makes my blood boil! I wish that was just an April Fool's Day prank, even though it most certainly is a joke.

Anyway, let's keep it light. This morning local radio station CapeTalk played a little prank on their listeners when they told Capetonians that there's a motion to change the name of Table Mountain. You can imagine how many panties ended up all knotted over that one! ;)

And the Times reported that South Africa's uber-dodgy former health minister, Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, is set to make a big comeback, after her successor (Barbara Hogan) spoke out publicly against the government's stupid, stupid, stupid decision not to give the Dalai Lama a visa so he could attend an upcoming conference. (The frikken' Dalai Lama!!! I mean, c'mon!) We know the bit about denying him a visa did actually happen and that Ms Hogan did indeed speak out against the decision, but let's hope the rest is nothing but a joke. Right?

And then there was a little piece about the ANC being pissed off that DA leader Helen Zille was going to perform at a jazz festival to be held in Cape Town later this month. Yikes. ;)

Anyway, whether you've been taken for a sucker or dodged that bullet, here's hoping your April Fool's Day has treated you kindly.

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