It’s been another amusing day in a beautiful sunny South Africa; although some might say bemusing.
First off the line to ignominy are our traffic police who never fail to produce an amusing moment for motorists, especially when we find them camped under a shady tree or behind a bush or other similar place of concealment. In these instances, one can’t help but wonder why it takes up to four officers to man a single speed detection camera; some of us may even speculate on that famous how-many joke that is inherent in this situation.
However, the reason for amusement today is because it seems that the traffic police are still hell-bent on pursuing the anti-hero known as PigSpotter, who gives away the positions of their shady camping sites, to fellow motorists on Twitter. This act of utter pigheadedness in the face of mounting opposition and utter derision by the general public, casts serious doubt about the overall mentality prevalent in the law enforcement agencies, that supposedly serve us. The disingenuous attempts by the police to paint PigSpotter as someone who encourages speeding and breaking the law, is highly contemptible. It’s more probable (and seems to be understood by the vast majority of his supporters), that PigSpotter’s defiance of those who supposedly protect and serve, is a just a cry for more honest and respectful policing.
The ANC Youth League’s demand for more youth representation within the ANC’s top leadership has been given the cold shoulder by delegates at the National General Council (NGC) meeting currently taking place in Durban. It’s apparent that the Youth League’s use of the term “generational mix” might have confused the top brass. Had they used the more commonly understood phrase ” we are tired of waiting in line and demand to jump the queue so that we also get our turn at feeding at the trough,” I believe their demands may have received more consideration.
Our President Jacob Zuma, in spite of the numerous revelations of overt cronyism within his administration, today announced that “politics and business go together.” He encouraged the business community to court ANC party leaders, saying:
Once business gets closer to a ruling party, you must know that things are going very well in the country…
I am sure that I’m not the only one with raised eyebrows. We’re not so sure about things going well for the country, but there is ample evidence that things are going extremely well for the President, his family and assorted cronies.
If those statements raised a few eyebrows, the following admission is certain to confirm the fears of all those who contend that South Africa is going the way of Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe:
I don’t think we have seen anything of this nature in any other conference of any size or description. Only in the ANC.
Actually, Mr. Pres. we’ve seen this in every tin-pot dictatorship around the world. The only difference with the ANC is that you brazenly advertise and boast about it.
And the final giggle for today is aimed at the Azanian Youth Organisation (AZAYO). Haven’t heard of them? Don’t worry; neither has anyone who is not a member.
Tomorrow is Heritage Day in South Africa, and has been celebrated for a while now, also as Braai Day (barbecue day). However these party-poopers from AZAYO don’t want White people in particular to celebrate by barbecuing. Seems they think that the White section of the population hijacked this important day to barbecue.
Really guys; this envy is most pathetic. If you ask Julius Malema’s ANC Youth League nicely, I’m sure they will be only too pleased to invite you around to one of the barbecues they will most certainly be hosting.