Grim pre­dic­tions com­ing to pass

Financial Mail - - YOU SAID... - Jab­u­lani Nkosi Park­lands, Western Cape

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.

wel­comes con­cise let­ters from read­ers. Let­ters must carry the name and ad­dress of the sender. They can be sent to The Ed­i­tor, Fi­nan­cial Mail, PO Box 1744, Sax­on­wold 2132. Fax E-mail

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