Can we afford to arrest and imprison any more murderers, rapists, robbers and other no-gooders?
I know this is a strange question, and the answer I am about to give will please the many thousands of murderers, rapists, robbers and general no-gooders still roaming free, and who would prefer not to be arrested and imprisoned. In any case, they all know it is distinctly unlikely.
Tony Ehrenreich wasn’t the elephant in the Cape Town City Council chamber yesterday.
You usually try to ignore the presence of such metaphorical elephants. In Ehrenreich’s case, he wasn’t present at all, yet councillors couldn’t help remarking on his absence. How could the ANC’s council leader, Western Cape leader of Cosatu, and the biggest thorn in the DA’s side snub the tabling of the municipal budget?
Two news items, both involving someone being taken for a ride, have left me wondering whether the ride has been taken by ourselves.
The first was a decree by the Swazi government that banned witches from flying any higher than 150m on their broomsticks. No, seriously. Sabelo Dlamini, spokesman for Swaziland’s Civil Aviation Authority, announced: “A witch on a broomstick should not fly above the limit.”