Inadvertently I caught on why it’s taking an age for the Hawks to get around arresting top politicians guilty of corruption. It’s the association with their animal namesake that’s subconsciously behind it all.
Note, the animal hawks’ diet includes a variety of smaller animals, including lizards, fish, mice, rabbits, birds, and any other type of small game found on the ground.
And our human Hawks are no different. They’re quite content rounding up smaller, and often inconsequential, criminals. They find the bigger species with cannibalistic tendencies unappetising, and as a result, allow them to freely feed off their own.
It is now clear why the chief of cannibals, Jacob Zuma, is still free to pull the wool over the judiciary’s eyes. The same can be said of his cronies. And this despite the overwhelming evidence heaping up at the Zondo Commission. And not forgetting the findings of the former public protector yonks ago. And Charl Pauw’s revealing book. And what investigative newspaper journalists have unearthed throughout the Zuma era. What more is needed?
In fairness to the poor Hawks, the present NPA and public protector haven’t exactly been assisting them with evidentiary documents.
And so the narrative continues. How pathetic to witness the latest antics of the thieves appearing before Deputy Justice Raymond Zondo. Like Dudu Myena, evading most of the questions based on documented proof that she and her buddies are implicated in millions in cash received from Bosasa. It’s obvious she’s protecting her own hide and that of the bigger political fish who are sitting pretty.
Without thought of the poor who would have benefitted from the stolen booty. Giving the commission the finger.
The question constantly being asked is when these people are going to be grabbed? Not until March next year when the judge makes his recommendations? By then the culprits would have spent even more of their ill-gotten gains or invested them off-shore with the help of the street wise Gupta Brothers who are in bed with the Arabs (who no doubt consider them an asset, investing trillions of our money).
So getting Arabic co-operation for their extradition is highly unlikely.
Instead of Hawks, let’s have Eagles with long claws. They simply grab their prey from the air with no questions asked. OK, an outlandish analogy, but you get my drift?
*The opinions expressed are those of the writer, and not necessarily those of Group Editors, the publisher.
Posted on: 11:39 Mon, 09 November 2020
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