In the event of the Zuma/Malema tête-à-tête turning out to have been a planning session to form a new political party, it could prove advantageous to the nation at large on two fronts.
Firstly, it would dent the power of the ANC substantially, at least enough to prevent it governing with the dreaded two-thirds majority that it’s striving towards. The resultant spilt between the two parties would render both benign.
And secondly, the new party’s criminals, including the tea-time tasters and asbestos-robber (all facing court appearances), would make it easy for law enforcement agencies to watch their every move as they publicly campaign for their party. When doing the arrests the Hawks would need only one vehicle and one team to ’cuff the threesome.
Imagine the delight of the populace witnessing the three musketeers or three stooges with shocked expressions looking out from behind window bars in the squad car normally transporting sniffer dogs. No sign of smug smiles, aggressive stances and impertinent remarks civil society was forced to put up with for too long.
You can hear the collective sigh of relief as the blue lights fade into the sunset, transporting the kingpins who helped ruin this country, into a life far from the gravy train, cellars filled with Chivas Regal, and dishes of curry and rice. If they’re lucky they could come close with stale bunny chow couriered by the revenge-seeking Shabir Sheik.
Oh, I nearly forgot. Herman Mashaba and his ActionSA party could be another nail in the ANC’s coffin. Even if he manages to steal a couple of thousand voters it would help the overall cause.
And how about Herman and DA’s John Steenhuizen meeting for tea at a Soweto eatery, sharing a peace pipe and plate of koeksisters? If Juju could do a somersault with Jacob, nothing stops Herman doing the same with John. The birth of ACTIONDASA?
Throw in the rest of the opposition parties, and the ANC becomes a spent force, no longer able to plunder, pirate and pillage from the poor.
Unless of course, it timeously puts its house in order by sacking the miscreants and appointing honest and competent substitutes. Had the president done so when the ideal opportunity arose, and supported by the nation as a whole, this column would not have been written. In itself a big plus.
*The opinions expressed are solely those of the writer and not necessarily of Group Editors, the publisher.