DA fiddles as city dries: ‘reward’ awaits at polls
PICTURE a family at war with itself. Brother against brother, father against mother. The differences seem irreconcilable. Hope for unity has gone. A family is collapsing. Efforts by some to reunite them are not successful and the “peacemakers” become a part of the fight. Into this situation comes an outsider who verbally attacks a member of the family or the family as a whole. All its differences are forgotten as it unites to fight off the enemy. One can say that the DA has dedicated itself to reuniting the ANC.
Other than that, what has the DA done? Did they dredge Theewaterskloof Dam while it was empty? Did they consider deepening it while that was possible? No. Their thoughts were elsewhere.
There has been talk about this or that plan to “make” water. Getting water from the air is simple and clean and easy to do at home, but perhaps that is too advanced an idea for the folk who are taking big salaries to manage the city and province. They have spoken of desalination, but “couldn’t” get top experts to help, as a religious group would be perturbed.
They are allowing ratepayers to spend large amounts to go off the water grid. The public is allowed to drill and steal underground water for gardens at will – water that belongs to us all. If the water table drops or there is a backflow from the sea, we will be in big trouble. At some point the roots of ancient trees will no longer be in water – or will be in salty water – and they will begin to die, leaving the city even drier without the transpiration of all those leaves.
There are huge problems just around the corner. At present, toilets are stinking, as are buckets of used water. Add summer heat, and imagine toxic mini-cesspools all over the show. Ants, fleas, flies and cockroaches will gain the upper hand, and the next step will be human disease and death.
The DA has lost a great opportunity to show other cities and provinces what good governance is all about. What do you think voters will do, DA? Praise you? Give their support at the polls?
You are doomed. Goodbye DA – hello ANC.