Mount Agung is getting ready to blow its top and Meghan Markle has bagged herself a real prince. But that is just a small sample of what the week has brought us. I think the whole world was overjoyed when the despot Bob Mugabe was forced into resigning from his iron clad grip on power in Zimbabwe. He walked away with immunity and billions. His human rights abuses and atrocities like so much spit in the faces of his victims, his massed wealth, more than he can ever make use of, an insult to the impoverished nation he leaves behind him. It is despicable and even though he has immunity in Zimbabwe, he surely does not have it at The Hague.
Our own president must be feeling a little itchy under his silk suit with the developments up north, but our problems are more than a president with long fingers and friends with long fingers. The total ineptitude of our government continues unabated like a steam train headed for destruction. As the country struggles in the grip of a water crisis like we have never seen before, our government is still considering fracking and so gas seems more important than water to some.
The R10 billion debt that municipalities have with the water department is an indication of how important we the people, are to our leadership.
The reputations of our State Owned Enterprises like Eskom, Telkom, SAA, PRASA and almost every other one, lie in tatters like the plastic bags in the thorn trees of northern KZN. Allan Grey recently pointed to some of the cause of the problem in Eskom, their staff compliment has almost doubled since 2003 from 32 thousand to over 47 thousand and their salary increases have been so much higher than inflation it makes the Empire State building look like a lego block. It's no wonder Lynne Brown was voted Mampara Of The Week.
On the international front the paranoid Western governments are seemingly willing to create Russian interference in elections, since they can't find any. Their media war on Russia, with Twitter leading the pack, is not having the desired effect and the futile sanctions also not working, America may be thinking of freezing the foreign accounts of Russia's central bank, a move that would be a declaration of "financial war" says Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov.
Donald Dump has made his name toti once again with a racial slur against American Indians in a Navajo event. He's hilarious, almost as funny as our president. Who knows what that idiot is thinking, in a recent incident Russian fighter jets were scrambled to intercept and American spy plane that was approaching their border. It's like they want a war, any war with anyone, just so that they can maintain their perpetual money making military economy. Or maybe I'm just paranoid.