BLOG - It’s just what the doctor ordered for us lonely lockdowns. Two epoch-making events in one day. Firstly, the NPA’s announcement of the imminent arrest of bank robbers, then the President’s permission for more businesses to open, plus a strong word to would-be women abusers.
The main factors responsible for the nation’s bad mood are suddenly being addressed in one foul swoop.
The thought that at last plunderers, murderers and rapists are coming under the cosh, is reason enough to celebrate. Add that to the prospect of pitching at health and beauty salons and restaurants, the future is looking good.
Not unlike the Springboks deserving of a parade on an open bus, the President, the NPA and Hawks should enjoy the same luxury. I personally would be in the streets toy-toying, showing appreciation for a job well done. So far, that is.
Oh, in my euphoria, I’ve forgotten another vital political breakthrough. Candidates now have the option of standing independently for parliament. Just think, benches normally overflowing with fat cats licking the boots of their party bosses, now a new breed accountable to the people alone.
Instead of proceedings taken up with failed communistic ideology of no use to a nation trying to free itself from capture, now debates about relevant and sustainable policies and issues. The Zuma ghosts totally exorcised - the Nkandla bunker their only way of escape. In fact, the President should seize this moment of strength and do a bit of exorcising himself, making his life and ours more secure.
Imagine after the next election when cabinet crooks are behind bars, the hate-filled racist rabble-rousers voted out by their own former supporters who had seen through their so-called champions as nothing but self-indulgent upstarts.
As it is, a number of them can expect to be pounced upon by the Hawks for pillaging from the poor. Prison time would soon wipe the smug smiles off their faces. They deserve nothing less for misleading the impoverished.
There’s more good news in the offing. A serum has been found to assist in the fight against Covid-19. Evidently it’s already proving positive.
Suddenly lockdown isn’t so bad. There’s a palpable feeling of hope in the air - one we haven’t enjoyed for a long, long time. Let’s grasp it with both hands. And keep the President and his comic characters accountable.