Ordinarily, the stuff exuded by the ANC government’s spokespeople is best avoided lest it leave a lasting stain. Certainly, our media flatters them terribly by referring to them now and then as “spin-doctors”, as if that long, grey line of gaslighters has any proficiency beyond dangling like windsocks in the prevailing dogma.       

It’s also not as if there’s a shortage of other material this week, what with the president creating a minister of electricity, no doubt to be followed soon by a minister of electricity for realsies, and then a minister of no seriously guys I’m not even joking anymore we’re totally going to make electricity happen by 2030...

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