The more we progress with the wonderful developments of a new ruling party president, the more the evidence of the rot comes floating to the surface. The gob smacking revelations of the sixteen billion and two hundred million Rand theft and fraud from Johannesburg's City Power department and the finance department, are enough to make even a fish's eyes water.
I mean that is a colossal heap of cash, please don't try and tell me that it all went swoosh away without anybody noticing. The new DA Mayor Herman Mashaba cracked the whip against corruption and faced votes of no confidence just before these details were released.
Cry the beloved country, how can any leader stand by and watch this happen and then traverse the streets of Johannesburg with its scenes of daily struggle for the impoverished people eking out an existence that belittles the soul, and then steal some more How do they live with themselves
Sadder still that that money will probably find its way offshore and not be invested into the economy, where it could generate more money and wealth for us citizens to share. Its looting on a grand scale.
Then we get things like Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini evading questions and contradicting herself on the stand in the SASSA debacle enquiry. Is there no recourse left in our judiciary system Is it a Free-For-All
Zuma is stalling the state capture enquiry, who would have ever guessed that he would do that, and those demands, he even gets to make more demands I don't know. And his comment "Why should I be bothered by Cape Town water crisis, let them suffer" is a clear example of the level of intellect we are dealing with.
Meanwhile in Syria, now that Russia has defeated IS and America has claimed the credit for it, the American support for Kurdish troops flip flopped from supporting the Kurds to supporting the Turks after Turkish President Recep Erdogan promised to drown the American backed troop of 30 000 Kurdish soldiers before the force was born. Former Turkish Foreign Minister Yasar Yakis stated "If the US wasn't going to arm Kurds, Turkey wouldn't have arrived to the point where it is...you should not arm and train and provide ammunition to a terrorist group."US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis might be well advised to sit up and take notes. Old Rex Tillerson, the US Secretary of State did some serious back peddling.
I am so impressed with the efforts of North and South Korea and the Winter Olympic team they have created, amazing how sport can unify a people that politics has divided. Meanwhile Russia has deployed two of its S-400 anti aircraft systems in Syria. Jimmy boy, take notes already.
While the American Government has shut down, they're still trying to find the Russian collusion evidence that doesn't exist, Putin must be laughing himself to sleep every night.
India and Japan announced plans to collude on a project fro defence robotics and Artificial intelligence with the Americans flexing their muscles alonside the Chinese. The army of robots is fast becoming a reality while the World Economic Forum gets underway in Davos. We should all pray that they switch the money back on.
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