PROBLEM: How can Western Cape Premier Helen Zille view President Jacob Zuma’s private palace at Nkandla on the spot, with her own eyes, instead of just studying photographs of it as it grows day by day?
SOLUTION: Ah, there’s the rub, as Shakespeare would say.
Patricia de Lille lectured the ANC opposition in the City Council like a Dutch auntie yesterday, with hardly a peep in response. Never had I seem them so subdued. Perhaps they were demoralised by the behaviour of their colleagues on the national stage.
The feisty mayor blamed the current crisis of faith on “national policy uncertainty, national government inconsistency, national corruption and unchecked unaccountable incompetence at the highest levels”. These were, she added, “the wages of South African sin”.
This is in defence of our fat cops who are too overweight to chase after criminals.
They are coming in for a lot of flak these days because 237 out of 714 recently failed a fitness test. Also because newspaper photographs show them with their stomachs hanging low over their belts and their pants tight over their big bottoms.