The ANC held a gala dinner in Polokwane on the 7th January in the runup to their annual mastubarory celebrations of their founding. With tables being sold for up to R1.2 million to pay outstanding salaries, Squirrel Ramaphosa, no great orator, was about to bore the audience with his keynote address when the power failed. This made lots of people happy. The RET faction quietly cheered along with the doomsayers outside of the ANC tent. The group that smiled the most were those there that could get on with their drinking and not having to be bored by Squirrel’s laborious speech as is his style.
For once, that poster child of ANC incompetence – Eskom – wasn’t to blame, but sabotage which made the reference to Götterdämmerung particualy apt.