It never rains but pours for the ANC. The rain was not very forgiving during Mandela’s funeral and dampened the spirits of many. Maybe those residing in the heavens were displeased with the proceedings and let the crowd know their disapproval. Maybe there are some who are better at reading the skies and interpreting the signs than I can. I won’t pretend I know how to and act as a fraud like the ANC.
The ANC is totally clueless and is unable to run the country. They can’t even run a simple funeral. Seriously, how hard is it for a party full of educated and rich people to secure a competent sign language interpreter? Ramaphosa has enough money to hire several busloads of interpreters and it wouldn’t make a dent to his acquisitions from his BEE enterprises. Instead, they secured a cheap fraud and clueless con artist to move his arms about on stage while saying nothing.
I was rebuked for calling the funeral a circus before it even happened. However, I was right. The laughing points make it difficult to argue that it wasn’t a comedy of errors. Mr. Bean or Del Boy would have struggled to come up with a more entertaining plot which provided quite a lot laughs. As I said before, the only thing missing were some clowns to complete the circus.
The audacious nature of the ANC is beyond belief. How did they expect to pull this fraud off live on an event beamed internationally? They made a complete mockery of Mandela’s funeral. It is a question of gross incompetence. It doesn’t need a rocket scientist to secure the services of sign language interpreter. All it takes is an idiot with half a brain, Yellow Pages or Google and a telephone. Money is not an issue. Many would have provided their services for free to interpret at Mandela’s funeral. It would be an honour. It is evident the ANC hasn’t even got enough idiots with half a brain. Zuma even struggled to read his speech making Malema look like an accomplished spokesperson.
The ANC were too busy canvassing votes, using Mandela’s death to squeeze out as much political and social capital as his frozen body and memories could yield. It was in bad taste using the funeral of an international icon to campaign and turn the funeral into a party event. However, it was an own goal in the FNB Stadium which had locals booing Zuma reminding him that he can fool others but not the masses in that stadium. The masses were right to boo him registering their displeasure and what they knew, that Zuma and the ANC were frauds trying to hoodwink the masses and pull wool over their eyes. But Zuma can’t fool people all the time.
Zuma proved wherever he goes or whatever he does, fraud charges follow in his wake. It is inconceivable how so much can go wrong in a few hours. It illustrated Zuma and the ANC’s incompetence. They can’t organise a hero’s funeral yet Mandela’s funeral had been on the horizon for months. Some claims suggest he died in July since no one saw his body between July and December and his funeral was delayed to avoid overshadowing Obama’s visit to South Africa around the same time. The question is: if they can’t organise a funeral, how can they run a country effectively?
Confidence from Zuma’s string pullers will be low. He might not be directly involved for hiring this fraudster but leadership is about delegation and if he can’t delegate to responsible people then, the person who will be left with egg on the face is Zuma. Cara Loening, Director of Sign Language Education and Development in Cape Town, blasted the sign language interpreter, “He is a complete and utter fraud.” This is one fraud too far the ANC tried to pull off hoodwinking the people.
Yesterdays circus will probably be remembered for the wrong reasons and the talking points have desecrated the old man’s funeral and memory. It resembled a creche playground with leaders of international immorality misbehaving and acting inappropriately.
Obama couldn’t resist flirting with the Danish PM and Mrs. Obama didn’t look too pleased with her husband’s indiscretions. Her clenched jaws registered her displeasure. She eventually changed the seating arrangement to nip the blossoming relationship in the bud.
Others took the opportunity to promote themselves taking selfies and what not. Some went viral and provided the talking points overshadowing Mandela’s funeral. It shows they were not there for Mandela but using the old man the same way they played him when he was alive wheeling him out at corporate events or using him as a spokesman for their own agendas and interest.
By the way, did Obama snub Winnie Mandela? Barrack is a white man’s poodle; he is not fit enough to kiss the heels of Winnie’s feet. She is a liberation struggle icon and has more balls than him. She stood face to face with proper racist white men and kicked their arses not like Obama who got to where he is kissing the arse of men Winnie swatted like flies. The legacy Obama talks about was built by Winnie Mandela taking on the might of Apartheid while her husband was in jail and keeping the name, Obama reveres today, in the mind of the public.
Mandela’s funeral turned out to be a glamorous circus missing clowns to complete the act. Even George Bush the cartoonists’ favourite fool behaved better than Zuma and Obama. He walked off looking like a wise man considering how dumb Dubya is. He is as thick as a sack of hammers, he can’t find the door leading off the stage; I am sure Zuma would have done with a door to duck away soon after the boos to save face. The ANC turned Mandela’s funeral into a comedy of errors. The crowd and other world leaders didn’t help but ultimately, the host is responsible for any event that goes wrong.
Zuma’s political capital is low and he has a tough job to lift himself up. Malema’s latest revelations that Zuma built a swimming pool for R2.5 million yet none of his family can swim will ensure that this circus is far from over. This is no laughing matter. This is no singing and dancing matter either. I am sure his machine gun would have worked a few years ago but his problems now can’t be silenced using the barrel of a gun to mute dissenters as the ANC did at Marikana. What can he do when he is the architect of his own nightmares? Something will give sooner or later. The people won’t forgive Zuma for turning the funeral of an icon into a comedy of errors. The people never forget. There’s always a price to pay when the people are fed up or gatvol as they say in South Africa.