Khaya Koko: The looting isn’t over until the fat belly sings

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“uOscar [Mabuyane] lo, ophethe le province. Sithi, ‘no looting aph’ePhondweni.’” 

(“Oscar Mabuyane is in charge of this province. We say, ‘No looting in the Eastern Cape’”). 

Boy, was this song way off the mark. To paraphrase a popular dictum: The looting is not over until the fat belly — judging by the Eastern Cape premier’s girth — sings. (As an aside, my own circumference leaves a lot to be desired. So, I really shouldn’t be body shaming. But no one is perfect). 

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Khaya Koko
Khaya Koko is a journalist with a penchant for reading through legal documents braving the ravages of cold court benches to expose the crooked. He writes about social justice and human-interest stories. Most importantly, he is a card-carrying member of the Mighty Orlando Pirates.

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