The crude pomp and ceremony at the opening of Parliament was revolting. The attendees' over-the-top luxurious bespoke suits and dresses, fancy cars and the stench of grandiosity and self-importance hung over the occasion like halitosis.
All of this twaddle, while thousands of poor people are living in abject poverty in massive townships right on their doorstep outside Cape Town - some of them having to live off moles. One can imagine the ambrosial cuisine served on exquisite heavy-laden tables after the opening ceremony. Indeed, their cups runneth over.
Furthermore, it is an archaic left-over of colonial times which has no place in an African context. On the one hand, black South Africans eschew colonialism, yet they openly embrace this sort of über colonial drivel. The mind boggles.
Herman Lategan, Sea Point