Sticky fingers (Reprise)……
May 9, 2011 in Uncategorized
And a lovely dollop of “Schadenfreude”
Excerpts from the Jellytsotsi’s election speech in Kimberley; read it and weep.
“We (ANC) had done everything in fighting poverty but we do not have money.”
Oh really? Perhaps the government would have a great deal more money available if they actually did something about the rampant misuse of public funds that starts right at the top. Think Cele, Ciceka and the burgeoning Kingdom of Nkandla for starters, and there are many, many others. Your organisation has a long history of “sticky finger syndrome” not to mention self aggrandisement, which, let’s face it, is always at the expense of the very people you claim to represent.
He said the ANC would fight wealth until mines were owned by the country’s people and “we’re not asking for permission”.
Apart from the above statement being somewhat selective in its scope, the thrust remains clear. Minority owned business is fair game for the voracious monstrosity that the ANC has become. Where once the party could somewhat dubiously claim the moral high ground, those days are now but a distant memory.
On top of that, nationalisation of the mining industry will be the death knell for our economy, and by extension, our fragile democracy as well. Given the parlous state of our parastatals, there is no reason to believe that state run mining houses will perform any better. What this country does not need, is another poorly run enterprise which ends up needing a bail out using taxpayers money (think SABC)
The youth league president said the country’s land “being turned into game farms” should be taken away without payment.
“We all agree they stole the land. They are criminals, they should be treated like that.”
The last time I checked, game farms and lodges equalled foreign and domestic tourism, which translate into job opportunities and income. This is simple economics, though clearly way beyond Malemas limited understanding of how things in the real world actually work.
It’s the second sentence that is truly chilling. By criminalising mainly white farm owners, he’s preparing the way for “justifiable violence” to achieve his aims. If we needed any confirmation that the Mandela honeymoon is over, we just got it in spades.
Malema criticised opposition parties and referred to the “madam” as the “person moving around doing a monkey dance looking for votes”.
Okay JuJu, she may not be the world’s greatest dancer, but, unlike you she has a functioning brain and genuine “struggle credentials”
Just as an aside, her party may well perform a little better than you and your cronies would like them to. And once in power, they won’t steal all the money either.
Sounds like a pretty good deal to me.
On a lighter note….
Was I the only one indulging in a little “Schadenfreude” on Mothers day?
Seems like the ANC in the Free State has been using al fresco toilets for the last 8 years and are only now getting ready to enclose them (Read: They got bust!)
Wonder how the party spin doctors are going to talk their way out of this one?
As an aside, it will be interesting to see what, if anything, JuJu and his merry men will make of all this….
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