Chester Missing’s Guide to the Elections ‘14

POLITICAL WONK, SHARP SOCIAL COMMENTATOR, relentless interviewer of people who try to get away from him, Chester Missing explains all of history, some geography and the last 100 years of politics. He spells out in inimitable puppet fashion, the must-knows, the who’s who and the what-what.

"I know puppets don’t usually write books, but puppets also don’t usually interview heads of political parties, cabinet ministers and the public protector on national television, or write for newspapers, or get involved in debates with actual political professors on radio shows. The most satisfying part of being a puppet is that no matter what you say you never have to take responsibility for saying it, so really being a puppet is just like being a politician."

Chester Missing is one of South Africa’s most prominent political commentators. His hard hitting, no holds barred analysis of South Africa’s socio-political landscape leaves public figures running for cover. Another thing about this book is that if you don’t know who Gwede Mantashe is, don’t worry. That’s what I am here for, to tell you know that if you look for the hairiest comrade in the room, one who sounds like a diesel engine, and is kind of beach ball shaped, that comrade is probably ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe. Give him a hug. It makes him growl. Chester is a regular on eTV and eNCA’s Emmy Award-winning satirical comedy, Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola. Chester has performed on the comedy circuit, appearing in shows such as Blacks Only, The Metro FM Comedy Experience, and the Vodacom Funny Festival. His importance to the South African political landscape was highlighted when he was invited to cover the ANC Elections at Mangaung as part of eNCA’s team of reporters.

"The EFF want to apply a Thomas Sankara (awesome previous president of Burkina Faso) type solution where all public officials use government services, earn modest salaries and drive modest cars. Why am I skeptical? One word: Breitling."

Author: Chester Missing
ISBN: 9781431410699
d-PDF ISBN: 9781431420544
ePUB ISBN: 9781431420551
Mobi file ISBN: 9781431420568
Size (mm): 198x128mm
Pages: 194pp
Format: Paperback
Colour: Black and White
Rights: South Africa
Language: English
Publication Date:  March 2014