Johannesburg – Following a very successful celebrity campaign that really got South Africans drooling, Marie Claire has decided to push the envelope a notch up by announcing a mid-year naked issue that will feature prominent politicians.
To be launched just before the forthcoming national polls, the Marie Claire politicians issue will see ten of the country’s most powerful political figures stripping naked to raise money for The Lunchbox Fund, a non-profit organisation dedicated to providing a daily meal for orphaned or vulnerable school children in disadvantaged areas around South Africa.
“This year the Marie Claire naked issue was pushed from its state of oblivion thanks to Boity Thulo’s most talked about behinds. Admittedly, most South Africans never even knew the naked issue existed only until recently,” said Marie Claire editor, Aspasia Karras.
“Whilst the iron is still hot, we have decided to utilize this new found fame as effectively as possible by introducing a very special issue featuring politicians. This, we believe, will get even more tongues wagging.
“Will people gawking over naked celebrities help feed a hungry child? Well, that’s another topic for another day,” Aspasia added.
Amongst key politicians that will bare it all for a good cause is DA leader, Helen Zille, who couldn’t hide her excitement and has already done a few preliminary shots for the glossy magazine.
“I was pleasantly surprised when Marie Claire approached an old geezer like me for their campaign. Being a regular at Sandy Bay nude beach, being kaalgat in public is second nature to me,” laughed Helen Zille.
Other politicians will include Jacob Zuma, Julius Malema, Gwede Mantashe, and Mamphele Ramphele to name but a few.
Presidential spokesperson, Mac Maharaj, has confirmed Jacob Zuma’s involvement in the project, sighting that although Msholozi was not too kosher about the use of a shower backdrop at the shoot, he’s “a proud Zulu man who is used to being almost-naked in front of millions in his traditional Zulu attire”.
Julius Malema, on the other hand, is said to have welcomed creative suggestions which includes posing nude next to a SARS banner reading “Pay Your Tax Or We Will Strip You Naked”.
Dr. Mamphela Ramphele will pose holding a Guinness World Record trophy engraved “Moomish Of The Year”.
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