I noted with amusement, and perhaps just a shiver or two, that the illustrious one – King Jacob Zuma – mentioned that this is not the time to settle scores, referring no doubt to opposition leaders who, to his mind anyway, may now think of having him impeached.
Pray tell, O Great One, when would be a good time to have you impeached, stripped of your title, and palace, and possessions, and status, and no doubt keys to a Swiss bank account?
Let me guess - after the funeral, before the 2014 general election, before Christmas 2199, never?
I’ve said this before, and I’ll no doubt say it again and again as the government - and the obviously inconsequential and impotent cANCer national executive - seem too inept to do anything about it but unless we get rid of this idiot, and soon, we’re going nowhere slowly.
In fact, given the circus the death of Madiba has created, we’re already going backwards.
A president being booed, in his own country – by his own people – in the faces of billions of people around the world at the memorial service of a man who became an icon based on his selflessness, his humility and his vision of a united people and nation.
Surely no-one can be that thick-skinned, that impervious to public opinion and that stupid, can they?
The very thought makes me shudder and yet the ANC now threaten those who partook in the booing, well-deserved and overdue as it was.
Surely the ANC cannot be serious with such empty threats as this would be almost as big a joke as their leader is but then we do have the info bill, we have e-tolls and we have criminals and thugs in the government, in parliament and in the ANC!
Perhaps we should begin to take their threats seriously after all.
Back to JZ himself, this is a man who has literally stolen over 200-million Rand from us, via the treasury, who has used every trick in the book to avoid standing trial on corruption charges - again with our money paying his legal fees - and who thumbs his nose at us all, on an on-going basis, as he flaunts his multiple wives, his “culture”, his newfound wealth and his lack of education, finesse and understanding of even the most basic principles of democracy.
He then, to cap it all off, acts like a buffoon in public and has the whole world laughing at his antics, and at our stupidity in allowing ourselves to be pulled down to his level.
The elephant in the room indeed!
Where today in SA do the interests of national security, also national interest, and those of Jacob Zuma overlap and intertwine?
Who wields the power, and makes decisions, that are in the interest of South Africa and South Africans: Jacob Zuma or the ANC national executive or the government?
Who – or what - in fact is leading us?
More pertinently perhaps: to where are we being led?
There seems to have been a blurring of the lines between who runs the country, who – or what - runs the state, who makes decisions in the national interest and who manages anything, and everything.
The more I look at the situation the more I see a petty dictator who has surrounded himself with yes-men, acolytes and criminals whose collective aim is to entrench themselves in power, standing above the law and thus unaccountable to any except Zuma himself.
He appoints them, he judges their performance, he rewards them and he decides what they do, when and with which resources.
That this of course is all done with state resources, based on income collected from us, the taxpaying, hardworking citizens who have absolutely no say in anything at all, makes the situation frightening.
Does this not sound like a dictatorship? Does it not feel like a dictatorship?
It sure looks - and smells - like one to me!
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