Saturday, September 27, 2008

Mbete sworn in as deepee

Uhhhh..here's what you should know about your new Deputy President Mbete.

Besides the usual yadda yadda about her 'struggle' credentials, Mbete's ethics are at minimum dubious, which you could say will make her fit to serve nicely alongside the president thug-in-waiting.

In January 2006, Mbete chartered a private jet and flew to Monrovia in Liberia with a price tag of R471 900 (US$60,000). The ANC elite jet set had a new member. This in a country where most people live on less than $1 a day.

In 1997, it was revealed that
she had acquired her driver's licence fraudulently. Mbete was one of the 44 people under investigation by Mpumalanga police for being in possession of a fraudulent driver's licence.

The scandal led to the establishment of the Moldenhauer Commission, which found that her licence was fraudulent and that Steve Mabona, the then Mpumalanga MEC for safety and security, had abused state resources to provide special treatment for Mbete. Mbete got off.

Not only can we look forward to a president with corruption and fraud allegations hanging over him, the deepee is no shrinking violet either. It seems in the New! Improved! South Africa!™ being a crook in government and getting away with it is par for the course.


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Pretoria - Former speaker of parliament Baleka Mbete was sworn in as Deputy President at the Union Buildings on Friday.
Mbete was sworn in shortly after 16:30 by Chief Justice Pius Langa.

Mbete, who arrived at the same time as President Kgalema Motlanthe, swore to perform her duties to the best of her abilities. (whatever that means)

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