Kangaroos wielding swords jumped all over the stage as the South African National Prosecuting Authority presented the nation with bits of gossip with the odd expletive (“f**kings”) in the form of questionable recordings. This hour-long scripted show was the culmination of weeks of primping and pimping through the press, leaks of sorts, but more akin to what one might do to a piece of meat before being shoved in the fire. I have never tasted kangaroo meat.
This Zapiro cartoon was printed days before the NPA circus commenced.
The funny thing is that during the media presentation, er.. circus show, the NPA repeatedly said that there was still a very strong case of fraud, money laundering, corruption, etc. against ANC President Zuma. But apparently gossip trumps facts and evidence. If the ANC can get its way just before the elections, what do you think they’ll do after? Oh, wait, they have been doing this all along. First task was getting rid of the Scorpions Unit, the high-level investigative force that was in pursuit of a lot of ANC members’ shady dealings.
Then the way had to be cleared for the rightful rising to power of a martyr. Pretty sure there will be a song and dance routine practiced to perfection before a mob not that different from the one that chanted “Burn the Bitch!” outside the courts while a rape trial was underway.