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Whether informed by Bell-Pottinger advice or not, the ANC’s attempt at keeping Msholozi’s ex-wife and former African Union (AU) Chief, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma untainted by any overt favouritism in the leadership race has proven helpless in the face of Zuptoid serfdom. The police’s VIP Protection Unit continues to provide her with blue light security protection – a month after the Department of International Relations and Co-operation, (Dirco), ‘presidential status for AU chiefs,’” contract with them ran out. Dlamini-Zuma returned home in mid-March, well after her AU tenure ended and, contrary to intense speculation, was not appointed to her ex-husband’s dramatically-reshuffled cabinet. This left her free from the time-consuming administration and adaptation hassles of running a new ministry to campaign for the ANC leadership. In fact, Dlamini’s VIP convoy accompanied her to an ANC event in Sasolburg, Free State, while she was nothing more than a party official, raising howls of protest from opposition parties and prompting what appears to be a typically-thin and hastily concocted “security threat,” excuse by acting national police commissioner Lieutenant General Khomotso Phahlane. Neither the manager nor the security guard at a boutique hotel she was due to stay at in Houghton knew of any allegedly robbery attempt prior to her arrival – alluded to by Phahlane as the threat requiring VIP Unit protection. That Dlamini-Zuma is trying to dilute the mounting national protests against the father of her four children and the Zuptoids she stands to inherit, is clear in her complaint last week; today’s learners are being fed an anti-ANC diet at schools and universities. She’s thus “not surprised” they think her party is corrupt and useless. She missed two realities; the world is their classroom, and it’s her husband and his Zuptoids the country is marching against, not the party and the State they’ve captured. – Chris Bateman
Dlamini-Zuma vs opposition parties
By Lizeka Tandwa, News24