I love Zapiro! His cartoons cut to the bone whilst making me giggle. Truth hurts but we may as well smile after gaining it.
Thinking of Nkandla, their population is basically the size of Knysna and Plett together. If that money that was spent on that rural town, that doesn’t carry the importance of our N2, had been spent here, everyone would have houses, all our aging pipes replaced, potholes fixed and our dam built.
Why does Nkandla get a R1billion road and a R250million house and Knysna doesn’t? Because our corrupt president doesn’t live here, that’s why.
Yes, i know i’m simplifying matters but metaphors are handy for explanations. I want ANC supporters to think about that – reality is uncomfortable. And don’t anyone dare say that i’m being DA by saying that – i may like some of their protest nationally and appreciate intelligent press releases but when it comes to Knysna they’re as rotten as any politician and i’m their biggest critic.
I just want people to think logically. I want them to think for themselves.
The N2 protests would probably not have been necessary if there had been a real community committee, one that represented everyone (black, coloured, ANC, DA), a committee that had presented their full case to the media and gained support via the general public who would have put pressure on the Knysna Municipality to get the job done.
If that had failed, then i would’ve been supporting the protest rather than worrying that the lack of community will kill our future.