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Palaver

COMMENTARY
By | April 18th 2012

Slow down Mr Deputy Prime Minister, Sabatia legislator and no longer the Weak Leaf of the Orange treehouse. Even for Palaver’s standards, you are setting a blistering Catch-Me-If-You-Can that is leaving this column’s readers out of breath. How did you manage to visit each and every of the 47 counties without your boss noticing the rings you were running around his feet? Then you become the most sought after breakfast, dinner and lunch companion, all in a week’s work? O Brother! And you were spotted sipping tea outside the Kofi Annan War Room at Serena Hotel with the likes of Peter ‘Mr Clean’ Kenneth, Najib ‘Tuonane Mbele’ Balala, Mukhisa ‘Think Tank’ Kituyi. Now, there is even talk that you synchronised watches with Mama Masaa Ngilu! What are you up to? Is this the so-called "consulting widely" thing or charting a path through the various MoU minefields to come, or a hint of indecision?

Oh dear, billionaire Sivio Berlusconni is in court accused of doing some unsavoury things near a nun’s habit, and Barack Obama can’t even get the millionaires in his country to pay higher taxes to pay for the American Dreams of the majority poor! Even as he parries barbs from a disorganised Republican campaign, some British MP has declared him a Most Wanted Man and might be arrested as his security is away busy negotiating "activity fees" with some Colombian hookers with placards reading "Haki Yetu!" Oops!

Madam Bongi Ngema-Zuma is no wilted flower. She is elegant, suave, beautiful, founder member of the Bongi Ngema-Zuma Foundation and will soon become President Jacob Zuma’s Fourth First Lady (or sixth for those who like to argue). Dancing Jack must be racing to catch up with neighbouring Swazi King Mswati III. Problem is that next door, Mr Morgan Tsvangirai can’t marry longtime lover Miss Lorcadia Karimatsenga Tembo. Or so say some council of elders. The world is unfair.

And finally...

Can one of you please point out this section to Police Commissioner Mathew Iteere? On Monday, El Salvador celebrated that last Saturday, was its first murder-free day in almost three years. Usually, at least 18 people’s lives are dimmed daily to drug gangs! Ponder that.

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