Looting is bad, ANC preached after taking another stolen tot

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Looting is bad, ANC preached after taking another stolen tot

The party is trying to convince us it is a bastion of morality – as if

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Life must seem terribly unfair right now to the Ekurhuleni ANC ward councillor arrested for allegedly looting a bottle store. If only they’d looted a relief fund, or a whole country, they’d be going on special leave right now rather than to tjoekie.

All I can hope is that if this goes to trial, and the councillor in question is asked what inspired them to redeploy the contents of the off-licence into their revolutionary car boot, they explain that they were simply trying to catch the ANC’s eye and show it that they are ready for higher office.

Then again, the Mother Church might not be in the mood for real honesty right now, being much more committed to a performance of law-abiding respectability now that we have more than 300 dead South Africans and billions of rands worth of ash proving the widely held belief that there are people in the ANC who would rather burn this country down than surrender their place at the trough...

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