An Open Invitation

An open invitation to Maimane, Mashaba and Moodey
Let me see you choose your path in this great doozy
Bring it! Dala what you can, Wys what you got, ekse!
The people of South Africa are intrigued with attention
Tell us what you hope to achieve with your decisions
Now that your merry band is of all three dimensions
Left wing Liberalism, with very social affectations
Right wing Liberalism, with a very conservative condition
Centrist Liberalism, with a very free-market determination
And you’re black with all of that nationalist persuasion!

You do not know me, I am the unknown unknown power
You used to work for me in the DA before you went sour
I took you from nowhere with a fiddle of these strings
And put you in charge of my armies and great things
You coasted along, relying on my name and deeds
You were mediocre at best in the contest of steeds
The three of you haven’t broken my game oppie Vaal
The three of you haven’t take the hearts and minds at all
Now you’ve spun out and even the Liberals won’t agree
To gather your caucuses and enable you to be free!

First up, Mmusi oh how we orchestrated the Sunday Times
How I begged my boss to consider Aloysias in rhymes
Whatkind ekse, I chooned for you when you vied out alone
I told the Christian Social cause to back you to the bone
Months have gone by, not a smattering of the promise
You know the game’s on and we’ve got to dominate the chorus
I brought the limelight, I brought my very mystical Shaiks
From Senegal’s own experience with Liberals in every make
I told you the plan, you were meant to create a Liberal party
That would contest against the DA and achieve quite smartly
The Liberty Church should have given you a platform to rise
To bring in that conservative Liberal force to defeat the ANC’s lies!

Now then we have Herman who came from Free Market royalty
How I fiddled to get you accepted by the working oligarchy
Whatkind ekse, I chooned for you when you vied out alone
I told the Liberals to accept you as another South African known
Time has flown by while you dithered with the Peoples’ Dialogue
I didn’t tell you to fuck around with Chinese Mandarin Analogues
Now you’re shining Action SA and I wonder whether you understand
That used to pay for Athletics South Africa gambling in grandstands
So don’t get me wrong, I figure you’re just a dumbass like me
So I organised for the Liberals to include yours in the academies!

But wait it gets better, we have another John it seems
How I organised for Moodley to pay and Moodley to dream
Whatkind ekse, I chooned for you when you came from the unions
I told everyone that you were a hardworking outie for all occasions
I cashed in Chinese Toads like they were Cockroaches and Houseflies
To categorise your nominations to become well-received Lalla-byes
Just ‘cos you looked like one-two of our ouens that we knew well
We brought you in on the art-deco schema and we told ou’s to go to hell
And know you disappointing this lightie with your running away
You’re supposed to stay and fight until it’s better and okay!

I will be straight forward with you as I say this direct into your mind
These are not my only three puppets of the people-of-colour kind
But these are three for whom I had high hopes as Liberals in the DA
Alas they have left for greener pastures at least it seems that way
Don’t worry my people we have the situation in hand most seriously
Liberal International and Africa Liberal Network will generously
Recognise other Liberal parties as well as the Democratic Alliance
As their South African members without inequality or variance
However, I don’t know when you are planning to make your case
Because all you have done is narrow it down to a two-horse race!

By avishkargovender

Avishkar Govender is 3i.

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