Winter is coming for the “New” South Africa


It is very very cold today, a massive cold front has moved over South Africa and we are all stuck in doors.  You might think that is bad, but we are the lucky ones.  The maximum temperature for today was 12 degrees Celsius, but with the wind sheer factor it has come down to about 5 degrees, tonight we are dipping below freeze point.

At least 70% of South Africa is freezing out there today, tonight; living in shanty towns, some without basics like running water or electricity.

Ironic that this morning I would read the paper and see the results of an opinion poll done in South Africa regarding Jacob Zuma, a man shrouded by controversy, someone who’s tainted reputation seems only to be overshadowed by painting about him with his private parts exposed, something which nearly ignited violent protests from his die hard “sheeple” and which brought to light the deep, and well hidden racial divide which is still plaguing our country.

This poll suggests that 60% of the ANC voter base believe that Zuma is doing his job.  Last year in the same poll he scored 61%.

How on days like today, can so many people really believe that Zuma delivered onto them which he and his morally corrupt Government officials promised them?

I know that, some might say it is their own fault, but I would beg to differ.  Education plays a big part, and there is something which I’ve noticed over the few years I’ve been around on this speckle of water of and dust in the cosmos, and that is that misery loves company.

In this case the miserable,  the ANC, their various offshoots like the ANCYL and ANCWL along with their alliance partners like Cosatu love to keep people ignorant, that is why during times of unrest and protests the first to join up are the youths, they get forcibly removed from schools and made to join in the marches.  I am sure many of the disillusioned youths join the unrests just because they believe they are entitled to something, as if the world owes them something, and gets that feeling  satisfied with cheap free party shirts, some KFC and a speech about how ground will be given to them, that they will enjoy economic freedom if the “whites” relinquish their land and give it to the masses.

I genuinely feel for these easily impressed youths and their parents who cling to the promises made by the corrupt political elite.

Today is no day for homeless people to be out on the street, today is no day for any man, women or child to be without the warmth which electricity could provide.

I shall pray that the political elite start delivering on their promises,  but I will not hold my breath, because the next Winter is coming.

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