Burn­ing down the house

The Witness - - OPINION - T. MARKANDAN Sil­ver­glen

IF there’s no ser­vice de­liv­ery, take your frus­tra­tion out on the in­no­cent mo­torists, block­ade the road with burn­ing tyres and stone their cars.

If you do not have a job, why worry? There are op­por­tu­ni­ties ga­lore in the theft and fraud in­dus­try, where you can earn a com­fort­able liv­ing by be­com­ing a thiev­ing en­tre­pre­neur, a scam artist or a doc­tor who can make money van­ish be­fore your eyes and cure all ills and evils — cop­per wires, car parts, watches, jew­ellery and cell­phones, fake driver’s li­cences and ma­tric cer­tifi­cates, get-rich schemes, bring back your phi­lan­der­ing lover — the list is end­less.

If you can­not pass ma­tric, which is given to you on a plate, no prob­lem. You can buy a cer­tifi­cate on the street.

If you can­not pay your univer­sity fees, why be idle? Trash the colo­nial cam­puses and bring down the fees.

If your school fails you, torch it. Two schools were set alight in Pi­eter­mar­itzburg and Msinga be­cause they had failed pupils.

If your train is late be­cause some en­ter­pris­ing thief has stolen the cop­per ca­bles, don’t worry, set it ablaze and watch with glee as mil­lions of rands go up in smoke.

What will you do when you ex­pro­pri­ate white-owned farms with­out com­pen­sa­tion? Burn down the farms if the crops fail?

And when elec­tion comes, fall hook, line and sinker for the prom­ises of the sweet-talk­ing, wily po­lit­i­cal or­a­tors and give them an­other ticket to en­joy an­other four year, all-ex­penses-paid ride on the gravy train.

It’s called em­pow­er­ing the masses, the ANC way; the only way to heav­enly bliss, pros­per­ity and a bet­ter life for all.

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