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Ben Trovato Writes a Letter to Julius Malema

IncognitoBen Trovato has written a typically amusing and cutting letter to Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema.

Trovato, whose true identity was revealed for the first time recently as Mark Verbaan in Incognito: The Memoirs of Ben Trovato, congratulates Malema on securing a job in parliament, although he suggests his sartorial decisions may be slightly misguided:

Dear Honourable Comrade Commander-in-Chief,

Congratulations on landing once again with your bum firmly in the butter.

If sheltered employment is what you’re looking for, you could do a lot worse than parliament. Hell, for a million rand a year, I’d also dress up in a fire engine red onesie and shiny plastic hat.

To be honest, I’m not sure red is your best colour. Sure, it brings out your eyes. But it makes you look … how can I put this sensitively? It makes you look fat. Enormous. If you were a Teletubby, even Tinky Winky would suggest you go on a diet.

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