The Holy Grail of bribes - nuclear - is steadily going out of reach

2016-12-02 14:17

When a rotten man heads up an organisation, like a rotten apple, every other apple below him becomes infected. So there are literally dozens of ANC head honchos who have taken billions from our limited tax fiscus, and pocketed it themselves. IN SHORT, THE ANC STEALS FROM THE POOR. B

ecause there is only just so much tax to go around, there is less for healthcare, education, water, sanitation, housing, roads and the rest. But the tide is starting to turn.

The Holy Grail of bribery has been the trillion rand nuclear deal, almost certainly already signed by Zuma with Putin, another gangster. But now that is beginning to slip away.

A trillion is a thousand billion - about the same as the total tax collected by the Treasury every year. Just a 10% kickback in bribes would be a hundred billion rands - enough to keep Zuma, the Guptas and others in fabulous retirement comfort. So no wonder that people like Molefe of Eskom have been so vigorously trying to stop renewable power from taking place in SA, despite the fact that this, along with gas, has been proven to be the best long-term energy solution for SA.

Other pro-Zuma ANC 'heroes' now under attack are: Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi (now debarred as advocates), the noxious Shaun Abrahams (now trying to claim he didn't know what was going on in his department), Police Minister Nathi Nhleko who has seen his plans totally backfire, Minerals minister Mosebenzi Zwane and '4-day-Finance-Minister-Des van Rooyen' being litigated against - and many, many more like this. Nkandla is now a drop in the ocean compared to what is now publicly known about the ANC leadership.

The ANC can never ever again claim to have the moral high ground unless it purges itself of these people. And with people like Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu, Cyril Ramaphosa, Ahmed Kathrada, Andrew Mlangeni, Ben Turok plus other former ANC stalwarts joing the anti-corruption protest, it would appear that the Holy Grail of bribes - the Rosatom nuclear deal- is now disappearing faster than you can say 'Raiders of the Lost Ark.' And all South Africans will only be the better for it.


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