First it was Hansie Cronje almost a decade ago, who proclaimed that the devil made him fix international cricket matches so that he could benefit financially. Now a member of Swaziland’s parliament has said that Luci was responsible for his comments that people found to be HIV-positive after testing be “branded on the buttocks”.
However, Timothy Myeni, who’s also a gospel singer and a pastor, has apologised, saying, “The devil has trapped me so that he celebrates that, from a Christian, such an uncalled for statement has come out. I am very sincere. I am very sorry. I understand very well that this was a blunder”.
Perhaps paster Miyeni thought unless he apologised for his comments, Satan would command the Treatment Action Campaign to make good on its threat to disrupt his upcoming gospel music concerts in Cape Town.
It’s evident that the devil has been a busy chap/chapess of late. Luci has obviously been precipitating the uttering of many nasty, demented and/or bewildering statements by a bunch of crazies the world over:
“It’s an unfortunate incident to happen on a Sunday morning.” — Wichita police captain Brent Allred speaking about the murder in a church of controversial abortion provider George Tiller.
“It is clear that the far left is exploiting—exploiting, the death of the doctor. Those vicious individuals want to stifle any criticism of people like Tiller. That and hating FOX News is the real agenda here.” – Bill O‘Reilly, FOX News host in the U.S.
“We don’t have to molest the kids, neither should we rape them and abuse the young ones.” – Julius Malema, leader of the ANC Youth League. (It’s nice of him to say that we don’t HAVE to molest or rape kids. Whew.)
” [We must] teach children to sing the National Anthem, Umshini Wami and how to pronounce ANC at an early age, then we will be working towards Jacob Zuma’s dream of the ANC ruling till the son of somebody comes back” – yes, Julius again.
Who knew the devil was also responsibly for stupidity, irrationality and an utter inability to express oneself?