Pretty much every time that Jacob Zuma opens his mouth my blood boils, and I’m sure I’m not alone on that front.
We’re also used to seeing him defending the indefensible, but his appearance in the National Assembly yesterday might just take the cake.
Given the fact that there are more than 17 million South Africans worried about whether the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) will deliver their grants come April 1, you would think he might adopt a more pragmatic tone.
Think again, because when pushed by Mmusi Maimane he rolled out our latest political meme – #FunnyDemocracy.
In a nutshell, without spoiling the fun, why ever worry about something ahead of time?
It’s called foresight, you half-wit.
(Apologies to half-wits out there, that was unnecessary.)
You can go ahead and have a look at the old #FunnyDemocracy hashtag if you so wish, but Gavin Davis, the DA’s Shadow Minister of Basic Education, sums it up pretty well:
It would be slightly more ‘funny’ if the very livelihoods of a third of our country weren’t hanging in the balance, thanks to a dangerous combination of incompetence and apathy.
Perhaps someone should tell the ANC that failure to deliver these grants will ultimately cost them votes in the 2019 national elections, and given what we saw in last year’s local elections they don’t have many to lose.