FOOD FOR THOUGHT
JUSTICE MALALA: Junk status, not junk food
Despite what the comrades say, SA’s downgrade is no laughing matter. But a decent pizza and chilled white wine will help take the edge off
I quit. No, I give up. No, I’m throwing myself on the ground and wailing hysterically. Don’t ask what I’m doing — even I don’t know. I’m crying and weeping and laughing. All at the same time. We know we’re in trouble. S&P says we’re junk. Fitch says we’re rubbish. Even the guy at my local traffic light knows we’re in trouble. Last Friday he had two placards up. One said: "Zuma has taken my job, please donate." The other said: "#ZumaMustGo." People threw so much money at him he had an assistant helping him. So, it’s not rocket science to say we’re in trouble. It’s how much trouble we’re really in that is a bone of contention. I don’t think any of us realised just how bad it is until we heard what water & sanitation minister Nomvula Mokonyane had to say about our situation. Mokonyane took to social media after the double downgrade last week. (Our ministers seem to have a lot of time on their hands. Have you seen the new finance minister’s Instagram account? These guys are like Donald ...