Bumbling to the election

No surprise that the ANC's bigwigs haven't had much time to fulfil their promises to the good people of Merafong.

No surprise that the ANC's bigwigs haven't had much time to fulfil their promises to the good people of Merafong.

The party's new elite have had an endless succession of political fires to put out these past few months and have had little time to attend to the nitty-gritty of day-to-day governance.

Shame, but that's the reality of our tax rands at work.

Sure, Merafong will be reincorporated into Gauteng. But once again ANC politicians forget the limits of their power when they promise their allies they will contrive the release of those convicted of political thuggery.

Our system intentionally includes checks and balances by separating the responsibilities of the legislature, the executive and the judiciary.

Street thugs sent to jail for assault, closing schools and burning down the state's and opponents' property fall in the ambit of the judiciary.

SACP and ANC members who forget this simple fact are ripe for a basic course in political education.

But surely Premier Paul Mashatile's memory cannot be so short that he did not have his tongue firmly in his cheek this weekend when he urged the people of Khutsong to vote for the ANC, "the only party that understood the challenge of delivery".

Have you ever walked the streets of that blighted township, good sir?

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