Streaming issues? Report here
Kenny Maistry 1500 x 1500 2020 Kenny Maistry 1500 x 1500 2020
Soulful Sundays with Kenny Maistry
10:00 - 13:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: Soulful Sundays with Paul Mtirara
See full line-up
Soulful Sundays with Kenny Maistry
10:00 - 13:00
Home
arrow_forward
Opinion
fiber_manual_record
Politics

Eusebius: 'You are a political coward'

17 September 2018 11:13 AM
Tags:
DA leader Mmusi Maimane
DA
#TheEusebiusMcKaiserShow

Eusebius McKaiser, wearing his political anlayst hat, gives unsolicited advice to Mmusi Maimane.

Reports are suggesting that Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane has allegedly nominated himself as the Western Cape Premier candidate to replace Helen Zille.

Eusebius McKaiser wearing his political analyst hat, says there are facts that we need to know here, as we don't yet know for certain whether Maimane will be the premier candidate.

The question then becomes, is that a good move? Should he do that? I think it is a daft move, for many reasons, Its a silly move.

Eusebius McKaiser, Show Host.

And if DA leadership is listening to me, coincidently maybe you are on your way now to one of the many, many meetings you are having as you are scrambling to deal with discontent inside the party.

Eusebius McKaiser, Show Host.

Particularly, from Bongingkosi Madikizela, the leader in the Western Cape you are probably wondering should you go back on Mmusi's ambition to potentially be the DA premier in the Western Cape.

Eusebius McKaiser, Show Host.

Mmusi, you shouldn't be and here is a couple of reasons why. Number one: the first stupid thing, if you were to put your name in the hat to be the premier candidate for the DA in the Western Cape is, you are telling the ANC that you know you are going to lose in Gauteng.

Eusebius McKaiser, Show Host.

Now we all know that you are going to lose anyway, but you don't send that kind of message to your opponent dude.

Eusebius McKaiser, Show Host.

That is not how you play politics. Secondly, the Western Cape is still safe, we don't know by what margin you are going to win next year, but you are probably going to hold on to it.

Eusebius McKaiser, Show Host.

You don't take your strongest player, let's be nice to you and say that you are the best thing since Helen Suzman for the DA. Let's just imagine that for argument's sake.

Eusebius McKaiser, Show Host.

Its like in sports, you don't take your strongest player and waste them against minnows, when you go on an international tour, to play ten different countries, you may decide that you know what if we play against Zim, then Kagiso Rabada can be rested so that he is ready for the battle against Australia.

Eusebius McKaiser, Show Host.

He says politics work similarly.

READ: Maimane nominates himself for premier candidacy of the Western Cape

You don't have competition from the useless ANC in the Western Cape, so why put your strongest player there?

Eusebius McKaiser, Show Host.

It is a safe seat. There will be a DA premier in the Western Cape, you know that I know that. So why waste your own excellence?

Eusebius McKaiser, Show Host.

If you are as brilliant as you imagine you are, why not take your excellence to battleground zero? Battlegrounds that are very important for your party? And you know you got at least two battlegrounds that are feasible, potentially feasible, depending on what you get right between now and the election.

Eusebius McKaiser, Show Host.

He adds that the DA can make good strides in the Northen Cape and also Gauteng and they can make pretty good strides in the Eastern Cape.

So if Gauteng, the heartland of the country with lots of economic power, is critically important to a DA that wishes by 2024 to be running this country, what kind of tactical choice are you making to put your name in the hat, it doesn't make sense.

Eusebius McKaiser, Show Host.

And then there is a third factor, it makes sense to choose people who understand the local dynamic deeply.

Eusebius McKaiser, Show Host.

The fact that you fly between Cape Town and Joburg as an MP, doesn't mean that you are of Cape Town; it doesn't mean that you get the depth of the issues between a lot of the Xhosa communities, Afrikaans coloured communities, white Capetonians, I mean Cape Town is another country.

Eusebius McKaiser, Show Host.

You and I know that you are a boy from Soweto; you have become a man in Soweto, you know this particular province, and what it tells that is that you are running away from a good fight.

Eusebius McKaiser, Show Host.

In other words, you are a political coward. If you weren't a coward you would stay here and you would fight David Makhura for the most important battle between the DA and the ANC.

Eusebius McKaiser, Show Host.

Watch below McKaiser's thoughts:

Listen below to the full unsolicited advice from McKaiser to Maimane.


17 September 2018 11:13 AM
Tags:
DA leader Mmusi Maimane
DA
#TheEusebiusMcKaiserShow

More from Opinion

Sarb interest rate decision will hurt economy and property market - Samuel Seeff

21 January 2021 7:52 PM

There was ample reason for a cut says the Seeff group. 'We've missed an opportunity' laments its chairperson, Samuel Seeff.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Consumers should not have to fight for right to access recorded calls

20 January 2021 8:48 PM

Why do consumers have to jump through so many hoops? Consumer ninja Wendy Knowler makes her case on The Money Show.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

What do flatulence-filtering undies (for real) have to do with Donald Trump?

19 January 2021 8:53 PM

A campaign for a UK underwear producer manages to attach itself to the US presidential transition, earning Andy Rice's hero award.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

6 trends that will drag us along in 2021 – life will never be the same again

18 January 2021 7:18 PM

The future is now different. The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews trends analyst Dion Chang, the founder of Flux Trends.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Covid-19 vaccine: Government may have to milk bone-dry taxpayers some more

18 January 2021 6:25 PM

Treasury is mulling raising taxes, says Prof Adrian Saville, Chief Executive of Cannon Asset Managers.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Economy in 2021: 'Expect a better year for South African assets'

15 January 2021 3:02 PM

An economist expects China growth at 9.5%, US money-printing, rising metal prices and trade- and current-account surpluses in SA.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Elon Musk slips to no 2 in 'richest' rankings (but earns Andy Rice's hero award)

12 January 2021 8:53 PM

Pretoria-born Musk is a role model in terms of vision, creativity and conviction says branding expert Andy Rice.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

'ANC is against another hard lockdown'

11 January 2021 6:33 PM

"Family meeting" – the scariest words in the English language. Bruce Whitfield interviews News24 Political Editor Qaanitah Hunter.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

All rich South Africans must submit to lifestyle audits - judge Dennis Davis

11 January 2021 6:28 PM

Auditing the lifestyles of potentially tax-dodging rich South Africans is low-hanging fruit, says Davis (Tax Review Committee).

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Africa free trade agreement: 'Moving people across borders is the real magic'

8 January 2021 1:04 PM

The Continent is uniting. Ray White interviews Adrian Saville of the Centre for African Management and Markets at Gibs.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

More from Politics

Jackson Mthembu’s Official Category 1 funeral to take place on Sunday

22 January 2021 3:32 PM

A memorial service will also be held at the GCIS Auditorium in Hatfield, in Tshwane, on Saturday.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Political Party Funding Act comes into play on 1 April - Presidency

22 January 2021 10:48 AM

The Act, among other things, prohibits donations to parties by foreign governments or agencies, foreign persons or entities, organs of state or state-owned enterprises.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Minister Jackson Mthembu passes away

21 January 2021 3:09 PM

In a statement, President Cyril Ramaphosa says Mthembu was an exemplary leader and a life-long champion of freedom and democracy.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Bandile Masuku says SIU findings have ruined his reputation and his career

21 January 2021 12:54 PM

Eyewitness News reporter Tshidi Madia gives an update between the former Gauteng MEC and the Special Investigating Unit.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Why do we have fewer women in public discourse?

19 January 2021 3:03 PM

Sunday Times deputy features editor Sue De Groot says women express very passionate views about things in safe spaces.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Report finds unfair racial discrimination evidence by three medical aid schemes

19 January 2021 1:20 PM

Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi, who compiled the scathing Section 59 report, weighs in on the Section 59 report findings.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

ANC serves Carl Niehaus with notice of suspension

19 January 2021 9:41 AM

The Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans' Association spokesperson has 48 hours to respond to the letter.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Ramaphosa: Treasury will make sure money is available for COVID-19 vaccine

15 January 2021 12:56 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa said that the country would get 20 million vaccines from a variety of suppliers including Pfizer, AstraZeneca as well as Johnson & Johnson.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Clement Manyathela and Tshidi Madia speak to the President

15 January 2021 11:59 AM

Cyril Ramaphosa comments about the war against #Covid19 and plans for our battered economy and the challenges facing the ANC.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

'Thank you Mr President for not shutting us down, but we need more support!'

14 January 2021 7:35 PM

Loadshedding is another blow to the struggling restaurant industry. We need more relief says Grace Harding (Restaurant Collective)

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward