Yes, it’s almost (or indeed) ironic. In Cape Town today, there’s an ocean (or two rather) with literally enough water for quite a few lifetimes if not more when technology allows this one day.
One must really be at some advanced level of mental deterioration to boisterously cheer on a man like Brian Molefe (yes, you knew we were going to respond to the issue, didn’t you?) on his return to “his” office on Monday morning this week.
It seems that the North West Province is a hotspot in as far as political and racial intolerance is concerned and that the great strides that have been made by the province in the early days of our new democracy have been largely undone by unfortunate events and individuals in recent years.
The events of the past few weeks/months and especially the May Day gathering in Bloemfontein on Monday, 1 May, was the latest in a series of disappointing set-backs suffered by ANC and its President, Jacob Zuma.
Words and phrases such as “the country is going to the dogs” “is there no control anywhere anymore?” were often heard since it came to light recently that Brian Molefe - the front man positioned as CEO of Eskom by you know who? - was going to get a golden handshake of R30 million. This follows Molefe’s resignation in November last year after he was seriously implicated in the report on State Capture by former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela.