No doubt because the cANCer support base who keep them in power have fuck all self control, a massive sense of entitlement and feel the regs don't apply to them. This results in huge piss soaked gatherings where no one pays any attention to hygiene or distancing with obvious consequences, particularly in the middle of flu season.Meanwhile. our president has banned booze sales.
With immediate effect.
this on top of a cigarette sales band which is now over 3 months old...
Those for the most part being in the demographic favoured by the regime and their principal support base, ie, the lawless and entitled.It would be typical of their thinking/actions to have stocked up themselves enough booze to survive until the next relaxation of controls. The excuse given is to stop hospital beds being taken up by victims of drunken brawls and drunken driving.
It truly sounds like the lunatics have taken over the asylum.Not too far off. Probably why their support base think they're doing such a bang up job and keep voting them in.
They piss and moan about what a shit job govt is doing, services and infrastructure going down the shitter, then attend a rally before the elections where they're reminded how evil honkies are, given a t-shirt and a box of KFC, and off to the polling booth to ensure the clowns they're complaining about get cosied up even closer to the gravy trough.
Ok, cheers, its a subject that gets a massive ignoring over here.You rarely hear of anything unless you speak to someone not in govt who has had direct contact. The blokes shot in Zim a case in point. Not much from govt but plenty of gen from the blokes on the ground if you can speak to them.
Also depends where you go and who is running the operation. All countries have their shonky operators.
Rapist.Makhaya Ntini scrambling desperately onto the BLM bandwagon, despite being quite happy at the time to take the big bucks and endorsement income.
Funny how a massive majority with legislation heavily slanted in their favour still claim disadvantage from a tiny powerless minority.
"Last year more than 70 people were killed in such attacks".The following is an article reported in one of the local news organs today.
South Africa's parliament has voted in favour of a motion that will begin the process of amending the country's Constitution to allow for the confiscation of white-owned land without compensation.
The motion was brought by Julius Malema, leader of the radical Marxist opposition party the Economic Freedom Fighters, and passed overwhelmingly by 241 votes to 83 against. The only parties who did not support the motion were the Democratic Alliance, Freedom Front Plus, Cope and the African Christian Democratic Party.
It was amended but supported by the ruling African National Congress and new president Cyril Ramaphosa, who made land expropriation a key pillar of his policy platform after taking over from ousted PM Jacob Zuma earlier this month.
"The time for reconciliation is over. Now is the time for justice," Malema was quoted by News24 as telling parliament. "We must ensure that we restore the dignity of our people without compensating the criminals who stole our land."
According to Bloomberg, a 2017 government audit found white people owned 72 per cent of farmland in South Africa.
ANC deputy chief whip Dorries Eunice Dlakude said the party "recognises that the current policy instruments, including the willing-buyer willing-seller policy and other provisions of Section 25 of the Constitution may be hindering effective land reform".
ANC rural affairs minister Gugile Nkwinti added: "The ANC unequivocally supports the principle of land expropriation without compensation. There is no doubt about it, land shall be expropriated without compensation."
Thandeka Mbabama from the Democatic Alliance party, which opposed the motion, said there was a need to right the wrongs of the past but expropriation "cannot be part of the solution".
"By arguing for expropriation without compensation, the ANC has been gifted the perfect scapegoat to explain away its own failure," she said in a statement.
"Making this argument lets the ANC off the hook on the real impediments — corruption, bad policy and chronic underfunding. Expropriation without compensation would severely undermine the national economy, only hurting poor black people even further.
Pieter Groenewald, leader of the Freedom Front Plus party representing the white Afrikaner minority, asked what would happen to the land once it was expropriated.
"If you continue on this course, I can assure you there is going to be unforeseen consequences that is not in the interest of South Africa," he said.
Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota said there was a "danger that those who think equality in our lifetime equates that we must dominate whites", News24 reported.
Malema has been leading calls for land confiscation, forcing the ANC to follow suit out of fear of losing the support of poorer black voters. In 2016, he told supporters he was "not calling for the slaughter of white people' at least for now".
Civil rights groups have accused the EFF and ANC of inciting an ongoing spate of attacks on white farmers characterised by extreme brutality, rape and torture — last year, more than 70 people were killed in more than 340 such attacks.
Ernst Roets, deputy chief executive of civil rights group Afriforum, said the parliamentary motion was a violation of the 1994 agreement in which the ANC promised minority interests would be protected post-apartheid.
"This motion is based on a distorted image of the past," Roets said in a statement. "The term 'expropriation without compensation' is a form of semantic fraud. It is nothing more than racist theft."
He earlier hit out at "simply deceitful" claims that "white people who own land necessarily obtained it by means of oppression, violence or forced removals".
"The EFF's view on redistribution is merely a racist process to chase white people off their land and establish it within the state," he said. "This is not only deceiving, but also a duplication of the economic policies that the world's worst economies put in place."
Afriforum said it would take its fight to the United Nations if necessary. The matter has been referred to the parliament's Constitutional Review Committee, which must report back by August 30.
Earlier this month, Louis Meintjes, president of the farmers' group the Transvaal Agricultural Union, warned the country risked going down the same route as Zimbabwe, which plunged into famine after a government-sanctioned purge of white farmers in the 2000s.
"Where in the world has expropriation without compensation coupled to the waste of agricultural land, resulted in foreign confidence, economic growth and increased food production?" Meintjes said.
"If Mr Ramaphosa is set on creating an untenable situation, he should actively create circumstances which will promote famine. His promise to expropriate land without compensation, sows the seed for revolution. Expropriation without compensation is theft".
Well I do. S/A preceded D/A and offers a smoother trigger action. (SA on the other hand, is alot more complicated than this. )I’m not sure you quite understand S/A history here? Prior to the arrival of the Dutch, there was an assumption by the Dutch, as the blacks hadn’t worked the land then the land was nobodies. Where as in fact, the indigenous population of the land were grazing the land with their cattle. Most tribes didn’t have a beef with each other and disputes tended to be over the tribal population. When slavery by the developed world took off, as the white man wouldn’t last 5 mins in the African hinterland, it was the various black tribes who saw the opportunity to settle old scores and acquire lots of beads/mirrors/etc in return for settling scores. No that is obviously a very truncated version of S/A history, so let’s not have a howling fan-dangle over my interpretation shall we?