Grim predictions coming to pass
The greed of politicians from the ruling party makes the nation angry. The report on the scandal concerning Jacob Zuma and the cattle delivered to Nkandla is the latest example. The North West will be placed under administration in the near future due to corruption and fraud. These cattle must be returned to deserving emerging farmers in the North West and premier Supra Mahumapelo must be made to pay back the entire amount the department paid.
The violent protests in North West are an indication that many provinces will soon be burning. Many commentators, including Moeletsi Mbeki, have said this would be the reaction of the people: the youth would be violent, government servants would down tools, the private sector would close its doors and the economy would stop. What will be next? The Financial Mail’s winning letter for April was from Terence Corrigan, project manager at the SA Institute of Race Relations, who wins a bottle of Redbreast 12-yearold Whiskey.
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