PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
SkerP
 
Comments: 5
Article views: 339
 
 
Latest Badges:


 
View all SkerP's badges.
 

Tyrants R Us (African Chapter) - in Town this Week!

23 May 2014, 12:41
South Africa has just held its fifth successful general election, lauded for the most part by observers, local and international. One would think therefore, that our country would enjoy continued, significant nation status in the eyes of the world.

Indeed, DIRCO and The Presidency announced that close to 40 heads of state would be attending the Emperor of Nkandla's enthroning. Whoops, did I just say that?

Be that as it may, we have seen the police stationed along the highways, we have heard that Pretoria will be locked down on Saturday, and we have read the bizarre instruction that fuel companies will not be allowed to have trucks on the road at all on Saturday. One has to wonder - is there an unleaded threat against Shower Head, or are they scared Robert Mugabe might try to hitch up a tanker to the Air Zim plane when he goes home?

Today, Minister Chabane released the list of foreign dignitaries who will be in attendance. In addition to the aforementioned Mad Bob, the list of heads of state reads like the "forthcoming attractions" roll at the International Criminal Court. A veritable Tyranny of Dictators. Without exception, all of them from Africa.

Anybody from our friends in BRICS? Sure, the departing Indian Prime Minister, a Vice President from Russia, and some mid-level ministers. From western Europe, the Americas, or Oceania? Nil. Well, certainly nothing above ambassador level. God knows, if I was the US ambassador, I'd rather spend my morning playing with my pet rock collection, and instead send the receptionist.

As much as the ANC believes we have a good story to tell, and as much as we (as a country) have received congratulations on achieving 20 years without a significant genocide, the world is not stupid. The west is observing a nation sliding into the abyss, and is expressing disapproval. How long before the Fat Zulu starts ranting and raving about that madman Cameron and that evil imperialist Obama, an oratory popularised by the Butcher of Borrowdale?

I fear that unless something happens in the next five years to stem the haemorrhaging, our next inauguration will rank right up there with North Korea, Myanmar and Turkmenistan.

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.
 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
5 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Mq Moyo
The Living God 1

Some may suppose that these grand things in the natural world are God, but they are not God; they but show forth his glory.  Read more...

12 comments 160 views
Submitted by
Mbuyiseli Fana
Bad service

I bought myself R30 voucher I used only R8 from that airtime.  Read more...

3 comments 111 views
Submitted by
Getnews Eastern Cape
Eastern Cape MEC Somyo officially...

The Eastern Cape MEC for Finance, Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Hon Mr Sakhumzi Somyo, has officially opened the 2015 Africa Open at East London Golf Club. Read more...

0 comments 16 views
Submitted by
bobby
The Atheist Game Show

Richard Dawkins once preached at a very hard sermon to all his fellow atheists at an Atheist . His words reverberated the entire globe. The message was simple. Read more...

79 comments 1876 views
Submitted by
Eric de Castro
I am an activist

Whenever I hear or see someone labeling themselves as an “activist,” I feel like doing the crappy-in-my-nappy thing. Read more...

4 comments 161 views
Submitted by
Marcus Russell
 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2015 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.