Here’s proof that Minister Pravin Gordhan was right in Parliament this week when he quoted a traditional Pedi saying: “Lions that fail to work as a team will struggle to bring down even a limping buffalo.”

Watch below as a buffalo, that is overpowered by several lions, manages to escape in MalaMala Game Reserve… because the lions aren’t united.

Of course South Africa’s finance minister wasn’t referring to actual wildlife, but to the wilder life he’s been sucked into by a charge of fraud that has divided the ANC party into those members who support him and those who don’t.

Watch Lucky Buffalo Escape From Five Lions Because of In-Fighting

The video connection to Gordhan’s speech was spotted on Twitter by journalist Carol Paton. The video above is set to start at 3’50″… but if you have the time, it’s worth re-watching from the start.