There is an old saying - A fish rots from the head down. Can you believe that our ever energetic president went to Russia for a week to broker a deal with Putin for the Russian to build nuclear plants in SA. Oh yes, he didn't feel the need to tell anyone. Oh yes, he took over the energy portfolio committee in parliament himself. Added to this, he appointed the useless but sycophantic Tina Joematt-Petterson as Energy Minister in the latest cabinet reshuffle. By the way, she used to be the Minister of Fisheries! Ho hum. Hum being the operative word - somwthing smells ery fishy here.
Today is Heritage Day, formerly known as Shaka Day. The day where all citizens reflect on the past that they inherited from the former generations. Well, our No. 1 Zuma shark is certainly leaving the born free generation with a legacy - chaos and corruption.
Oh wow! Getting our local metro to organize the Municipal games? They can't seem to sort anything out. Ask any local ratepayer. Of course, chaos reigned on the first day. Well, municipal employees, enjoy your junket - pity it turned out to be junk.
Gwede Mantashe, the grumpy old man of the ANC, suggested that Zuma and Ramaphosa be selected from opposition challenges in parliament. Apart from the very biased speaker, Baleka Mbete, surely our dodgy president can fend for himself ?
Strange goings on in Nigeria where 84 South African citizens died when a church hostel collapsed. The story gets stranger as tales of obstruction by church members, claims of a low flying plane causing the building to fall, as well as connections to the Nigerian president and, of course, huge mounds of cash abound. I hope the truth finally comes out. RIP.
With all the high jinks happening in our parliament lately, I hope that we haven't all taken our eyes off the main event. Waiting impatiently for act two of the Nkandla Extravaganza to take entre stage.
How many more times do I have to draw cartoons about the lack of vehicles for the police force ? I suppose many more until the ANC is voted out of power ! Mdantsane, the township outside of East London is the second biggest township behind Soweto. At the NU1 police station there are only nine vehicles to serve a population of 100 000. No wonder the criminals are winning.
However much she claims to be impartial, Baleka Mbete is a totally dodgy politico with murky background who openly supports the president and is clearly out of her depth in parliament. All she has succeeded in doing is uniting the opposition in an attempt to pull the plug and shut her up permanently.
Dedicated to the memory of the late MP IFP MP Mario Oriani-Ambrosini's draft bill on medicinal cannabis, for once our parliament might be debating something worthwhile. Cue many jokes on joint sitting and party politics. A gift from the cartoon gods is the fact that the ANC chief whip, who retabled the bill, is named Stone Sizani.
The head of the Mkhonto We Sizwe Military Veterans (and also our deputy Minister of defence), once again proved his obsolescence by badmouthing the Public Protector and calling her a CIA agent. This just proves that not only tyrannosaurus rex had a brain the size of a grapefruit, apparently many of our politicians do as well. Kebby, just about turn and go extinct.
BCM pays R 40 million over three years to a company who hires consultants to held the metro finance department get a clean audit. (They haven't yet acchieved this miracle). What do the incumbents do while the consultants do their work for them? Why do our erstwhile mayor (who is already embroiled in a corruption case) and municipal manager appear on the board of SACN, the entity that hires the consultants? Now it also appears that R 14 million of the money has disappeared. Smell any rats?
I am a freelance cartoonist from South Africa. I draw daily editorial cartoons for our local daily newspaper as well as various other stuff.
In my free time I create collage, collect ephemera and all sorts of interesting but valueless stuff and am a somewhat erratic mail artist.