Election posters

2019-11-27 06:00

Some feedback regarding election posters: here, in Cramond, it has been removed, finally, some eight months after the deadline set by Msunduzi Municipality. Well done, Mother Nature. (Proof can be located at the base of almost every telephone pole).

However, one poster, that of Cyril Ramaphosa, “overseeing” the fortunes of the Cramond community from atop a telephone pole, still remained as recently as last week.

I know, because his smiling face greeted me every time I exited, or entered, my property, right at my front gate.

This poster disappeared, practically overnight, without a trace.

Suddenly, I can see clearly now: the incredible ingenuity of the ANC in taking advantage of almost any situation, such as other commodities doing the groundwork, (in this instance, mother nature, therefore, pun intended), then stepping in towards the end, doing the balance of the work, and in so doing, saving much needed time, energy, funds, and most notably, brownie points, by claiming the accolades.

Proof of this, (possibly a radical statement), can be found in the words of a spokesperson for an ANC run Municipality, who boldly claimed, (through this very newspaper), that the City of Pietermaritzburg is ready and able to deal with any disaster, then in the same breath, admit that they work in close conjunction with the Gift of the Givers Foundation when they are short of foodstuffs, blankets, tents,etc.

In short, the most basic supplies of any disastrous event.

This shortage of basic needs was very evident during recent, disastrous storms.

A cunning “forked tongue” at play, or depending on others to do their work for them?

And guess whose delegates are strutting their stuff, claiming the accolades, in disaster areas?

The examples of this “ brilliant strategy” are plentiful.

Nevertheless, thank you to the Gift of the Givers foundation for being there, when South Africa needs them.

ANTHONY TIMMS

Cramond

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