Moemish of the week-Majahodvwa
Mkhulu greets every body in the name of Parliament. I am surprised by some of my parliamentarians’ opinions.
I was sitting with umtukulu wami last evening and he was briefing me about the economic meltdown not only in Swaziland but the world at large. I was overwhelmed with great joy that my little ones are following what is happening in the world.
Then you come to wonder as to why a whole MP like Majahodvwa, from Lobamba, proves to be ignorant about the media’s contribution to the country. My boy, are you trying to tell Mkhulu that you do not know how the media contributes to the society? To say the media must donate E500 000 to the Ministry of Health is just offside. First and foremost how did you get to that figure? How will it be spent? Mkhulu is doubting you now and is advising you to beware of those little statements you make as they may lose you votes, that is if you will take part in the 2013 elections.
Also, he raised questions on which stories make it to the front page, now let me give you a lesson mfana wami. These are the stories that we call ‘hard news’ in media terminology and you will surely see these stories in the front pages; the editors consider who was involved in that event or incident as well as the significance of the event. You should now know what to expect in the front page of this publication my boy, no community news in the front page. These news are referred to as soft news. Now be careful of what you say or ask, nalo lubhoko kuwe wenta intfo langayifuni Mkhulu!
Senator Themba Msibi might be right at the same time be wrong that teachers must get better salaries. In his own words he was quoted saying ‘If a teacher has acquired other certificates, he/she deserves to be paid according to the new qualifications’. Otherwise, you risk losing qualified teachers who will look for greener pastures because they feel they are not remunerated according to their qualifications. The senator might be right because if the salaries are increased, the teachers will not leave the country for greener pastures. On the other hand, the senator might be wrong in the sense that the country is engulfed by this economic crisis which we all know and it is affecting us very much. So, Mkhulu’s question is, where will all the money come from?
Lomfana wakaMsibi ungatsi sewenta lengingamtfumanga kona. My boy, have you thought before you raised this in the House? Have you considered the issue of the Enhanced Voluntary Early Retirement Scheme (EVERS)? If this is going to be accomplished what will be the use of the increased salaries? I would like to urge my boy to think twice before you utter a word.
Wena Msibi you sometimes give the correct thing that Mkhulu wants. No senior position shall be given to undeserving people. And really no civil servant is supposed to criticise government; we are not grooming traitors here who will slam the government.
Yeah…Magudvulela mfana wami, this is what I sent you to do in Senate. You are really ‘on-side’ my boy, if I may put it that way. We were all along condemning this act in neighbouring South Africa and now we, the very Swazis, are doing this to our fellow brothers and sisters. Xenophobia is an inhumane deed aimd at destroying world peace. I, as an old man, sometimes wonder why people have gone berserk and neglect the welfare of other people. Let us do away with this xenophobia and view each other as one people; Mkhulu is even reminded of Lucky Dube’s song titled ‘One Love’, the young man was trying to depict the same message. Mkhulu is really impressed with some of his boys, ngifuna loko-ke bafana bami. I just think of kuvubela Magudvulela emasi for a job well done; I wonder when was the last time you ate emasi lavutjiwe? This might be your chance my boy. Heek heek heek!!!
Ntuthuko in quandary…
What are you doing to lomfana wami? No doubt, the Public Works and Transport minister is in a great dilemma as for now. You boys and girls sometimes surprise Mkhulu with your contradicting decisions. Are you guys working as a team or what? This thing of the Royal Swazi National Airways Corporation Board of f Directors has sparked so much controversy in both Houses as well as the general public. Now Mkhulu will demand an answer as to what is expected of the responsible minister in the case. Senidlala mji-keni ngalomfana wami.
Initially, the MPs ordered the minister to fire the Board of Directors and out of the blue the minister is warned against this by the Cabinet. I bet Cabinet is on the right track with what they are telling the minister. Mkhulu will now take centre stage in this case; uMnguni, the government spokesperson, has raised a very important point by saying you cannot sack a Board without proof to what they are alleged to have done. Now, I would like to urge the honourable minister, Ntuthuko Dlamini, to heed Cabinet’s warning if he is to avoid bitter consequences that this will subject him to. So, honourable minister, take it from me, I am not bald for nothing, just follow the instructions to the letter; the law is to be followed my boy!
I do not know what
a mafia is – Winnie
I really pity you my girl; at such an old age you do not know what a mafia is? You are in politics and you’ve got to know everything related to politics, not what are you telling us. This is work and you are working for the state; asikho edladleni lapha ntfombi yaMkhulu, if we mean business we mean it. Mkhulu will do you a favour and give a loose definition of a mafia in our local context; it’s a crime syndicate that is in the corporate world.
You are sometimes taking the role you are supposed to play. Mkhulu is impressed with your discouraging campaigning over the radio by aspiring MPs. Labafana bese benta lomsakato wesive inkhundla yekudlala. That is exactly what I expect from you, keep it up my girl.
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