As the president frantically scrabbles through his Rolodex of alibis before Thursday’s state of the nation address (Sona), and Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma asks her special team of pleasure-killing gnomes how much electricity can be freed up by banning rotisserie chickens under a new state of disaster, the rest of us are marking a major milestone in our state of absurdity.

Today is our 100th successive day of load-shedding, a monument to such immense and unique failure that everybody in the ANC deserves to take a bow.  ..

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