Highly disturbing is that the constitution was broken. How can tender rules not be followed? How can there be no transparency? What example does this set to local municipalities where a few of us have fought hard to stop that kind of secretive, self-serving nonsense?
It’s highly dismaying.
It’s dictatorial, not democratic.
It’s power at all costs and screw the public.
The Mail & Guardian has posted a good article entitled ‘JZ’s Secret Nuke Stitch-Up’ about how Zuma connived with Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president. They say that even the Deputy Minister of Energy only heard about the deal through the media – an example of dodging ANC factionalism again? The writing was on the wall when Tina Joemat-Peterson was made minister of that department. It didn’t matter how badly she’d screwed up Fisheries or almost caused an oil disaster on Knysna’s coast. The only thing that matters is that she says, “Yes, baas,” to Zuma.
Will the Garden Route one day have gas rigs off its coast and the Klein Karoo fracked into fractions?
Who will benefit most from this? If history is an indicator, definitely not us, the public. We’re just here to pay tax and vote stupidly gain and again and again and again and again…