Sylvia Lucas could not possibly have consumed all that food herself. In case you don't know, this shining example of humanity, the Northern Cape Premier spent over R50 000 on fast foods on her official credit card. In August she spent over elven thousand Rand on food, and her office has justified it all. She must be sharing it with somebody as her opposition party the DA had a field's day on their facebook page saying that Sylvia could have purchased 19 hamburgers, chips and cold drink meals every day, or thirty-two piece chicken meals every day. So she must be sharing, dishing it out in her duties as a Premier. There are lots of hungry people in the Northern Cape, one less now that Sylvia has a Government Issue credit card stuffed with your tax Rands.
Anyway she has to eat, but eleven thousand Rands worth in one month, she is sharing this privilege with somebody. So let her eat but can she please explain why she did not remove the MEC's in her cabinet that were facing criminal charges when she reshuffled it. It seems we don't have the political will to rid our leadership of the rot. But we sure have an appetite for fast food.
Our president, Jacob Zuma recently opened mouth and changed foot stating that South Africans should not think like Africans when it comes to e-tolls. Now that OUTA, the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance has been denied by the Supreme Court of Appeals to appeal against the implementation of the E-Tolls, the E-Tolls will be forced on you, the citizen of South Africa. Sit cosy in your lounge chair and dream that they are only a problem for the poor commuters in Gauteng. I prophesise that this scourge will descend upon us all and if it were politically correct I would encourage civil disobedience and say to you all, don't pay a single e-toll ever. Don't give SANRAL a single South African cent to add to billions of Rands that have already flowed into the coffers of a company in Austria. But I don't think I am allowed to encourage this, there might be some ethical reason I need to abide by.
However while I'm on the subject of embarrassed presidents, how red faced must Obomber be on hearing that France found out about his "Yes We Scan" campaign. The French are livid over reports leaked by World Hero Edward Snowden, that America has been listening in to thousands of phone calls, scanning emails and generally snooping on the tiny little country.
So I turn my attention to the African Union and cringe once more. After the brutal crackdown of the Sudanese Government on peaceful protestors opposed to the scrapping of a fuel subsidy, the AU failed to act according to its mandate in the founding document, the Constitutive Act. 200 died, hundreds were injured, journalists arrested and basic freedoms were inhibited. If only we could achieve our potential as a united continent and take our place amongst the world superpowers. How cool would that be.