Note from the Saxonwold Shebeen Barman.
The recently launched moron funnel, Huffington Post SA is, well lets say, having a torrid time, after it decided to publish an opinion piece by a writer who proclaims to be a femi-nazi and who also doesn’t actually exist.
The piece advocated for white men to lose the right to vote and was reportedly very popular on the site. When Laura Twiggs (good on you) investigated the supposed author of the rotten opinion piece, Shelley Garland, it emerged that she appeared to be as fake as a Jacob Zuma suggesting that he would settle the bill after a night out at the Saxonwood Shebeen.
Garland, an “MA Philosophy Student” and her Twitter bio said she was a “Perpetual Feminist causing the retreat of patriarchy”, and lived in Auckland, New Zealand. As if.
No one could find a trace of her at the University of Johannesburg, where she claimed to have studied. She had also claimed to be a University of Cape Town student, which is, well, unfortunate.
Huffpost SA later took down the column and editor Verashni Pillay wrote that “We have done this because the blog submission from an individual who called herself Shelley Garland, who claimed to be an MA student at UCT, cannot be traced and appears not to exist.” Something we should probably call out, is, well we have reason to believe Verashni is Shelly and Shelly is Verashni.
DA member of parliament John Steenhuisen (never seen this dude at the Shebeen) on Saturday called for Pillay to resign, claiming that she had also incorrectly reported, while editor of the Mail & Guardian, that DA leader Mmusi Maimane had been taking leadership lessons from former National Party president FW de Klerk.
Seems like this chick has been on the Shebeen booze a little too much and making up stories in her spare time. See below:
We generally don’t exercise our right of admission at the Saxonwood Shebeen – but in this case I think we can make an exception.