By the time you read this article, Township Rollers supporters would have been coerced into making a decision they themselves do not know or understand. The word they use there is investor! Look, Orlando Pirates last had elections in 1992.
Sit down! I consulted the dictionary and it defines stupid as “lacking intelligence or common sense”. It can also mean “tending to make poor decisions or careless mistakes”. Stupid was the only word that, in my view, could best describe the decision by our Government to reward bad behavior. Yep! Our Government has yet again done the unthinkable.
This is not the first time that we have been compelled to run a commentary on why government is failing to comply with the various components of its own Public Service Charter (PSC), especially the provision on accountability. We have done it before.
That we are in a crisis as a nation is clear for all to see. The talk lately, anywhere you go, relates to the health of our economy. It is not only about the economy! Governance has taken a decidedly different turn. We are now in a mist of confusion in all facets of life in our country.
The year was 1999. I had just enrolled into the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology & Phonetics on Walton Street at the University of Oxford as a graduate student reading Comparative Linguistics and Philology.
In 2014 at about this time, the Badge of Courage ran an essay lamenting on His Honour Vice President Masisi’s self-inflicted political deflation. It remarked that when he was appointed Minister of State, Vice President Masisi came with so much hope and promise. That his demeanour was way above reproach and his contributions in Parliament were relevant, reasonable and most of all inspiring.