01 July 2012
Pimp my plane is the first priority
By Mike Smith
1st of July 2012
Jacob Zuma seems to be on a spending spree before his term as president ends. He is buying himself a Boeing 777 with our tax money at a cost of R2-BILLION and pimping it out so he can fly his five wives, 20 children and entourage of about 300 around the world. All at our cost obviously.
Jacob Zuma 'to buy presidential jet despite South Africa's poverty'
In 2001 President Thabo Mbeki also bought a new plane at a cost of R600 million rand and had two full SA Air Force crews permanently assigned to it. Apparently this plane, called “Inkwazi” (Fish Eagle) is now “Brôkên”. No surprises there.
The cost for the new plane is just a fraction of the cost. There is still fuel, maintenance, landing fees, accommodation costs abroad, etc. to add to the bill every year.
And that is not all. The Department of Defence, which oversees VIP transport, is reportedly considering spending an additional $28m on a second private plane for Kgalema Motlanthe, the deputy president.
Just a few weeks ago I reported that Zuma is building himself a village
They must think money grows on our backs.
Just a few days ago, Jacob Zuma said The ANC should take care of the poor …
Bloody fine job he is doing, I’d say. But with the ANC one should never forget the commie-code jargon they speak. To the ANC commies, “The poor” means, the commie leaders. When they talk about taking white farms away and giving it to the landless people, “The People”, means only the ANC/commie inner circle.
And apparently they are still the voice of the poor …Glad they think so….
In South Africa there are 5.5 million people living with Aids and in 2007 we already had 1.4 million Aids orphans alone.
South Africa AIDS orphans overwhelm social work services
Schools have no text books, 1,700 schools are without water, and 15,000 had no library.
South Africa fails pupils on textbooks - court
See? It has always been about priorities. “The people” come first.