As grotesque neon-light signboards shout their messages out in the darkness of night, the ANC’s signature of their quarter century of rule has been rife in evidence in the first weeks of 2020. No, not the good life of liberty that the movement had promised, but the embrace and celebration of rampant incompetence.
Nowhere was that more obvious than:
- in the jubilation about matriculation results;
- when senior well-decorated police officers didn’t know their right from their left at the funeral of Richard Maponya;
- in both the presentation of and applause for the platitudes in Pres. Ramaphosa’s ‘January 8 speech’.