There’s a new finance minister and South Africa is doomed to an eternity of poverty and failure – and it’s partly my fault.
President Jacob Zuma is an avid reader of our Friday deals article, as he is always looking for the latest tech and gadgets to add to his Nkandla pad.
Zuma contacted me last week, after reading another great deals article, with a proposal which would have made this week’s minister swapping a bit more interesting.
Here’s an excerpt from our WhatsApp conversation:
Zuma: “Hey Staff Writer, it’s Msholozi – got a new number. On Cell C prepaid now – sweet bundle deals.”
Me: “JZ, my man. What’s cracking?”
Zuma: “Not much. Just firing Nene – he is being such a Scrooge, got that treasury locked down tighter than Disney on Star Wars leaks.”
Me: “Not cool, there’s a lot of new sweet tech coming out – you got to have the paper to buy that new gear.”
Zuma: “I know, that’s why he is gone. Do you want to be the new finance minister? You always find good deals, you must be good with money.”
Me: “I would love to, but I have to stay – MyBroadband’s readers mean so much to me. I can’t leave them.”
Zuma: “Respect – keep it real in those articles, brother.”
Me: “For sure. Later JZ.”
Sorry all, Minister Staff Writer will have to wait for the next cabinet reshuffle.
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