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Sweetch orf de geezas!

Can you believe the asinine, parochial, juvenile response of the government to one of the worst crises this country has ever faced?

Sweetch orf yo lights en de geezas.

That’s the official spokestwit’s response on Talk Radio 702!

Mines are stopping operations — stopping, not reducing, not downscaling, but stopping — just as the prices of gold and platinum head for record highs because of global demand for the precious metals. The economy is losing an estimated R2-billion a day — but remember to switch off your lights and geysers.

In government offices right this moment, air conditioners are roaring full blast and every power-rampant device is going full-tilt — but we must switch off the lights (hello, it’s daytime!) and switch off the geysers (like we haven’t been doing that for weeks already).

I blogged some time ago about not understanding each other and talking past each other. Well, if this isn’t the most telling example of criminal incompetence, I don’t know what is!

This has got to be the land alive with possibility. Our only hope now rests with the Proteas and Bafana Bafana. I’m going off to cook some earthworms and cockroaches over a candle …