The heat has been intense and what usually happens is that the heat and humidity build to a very high level and then are broken by spectacular storms and heavy downpours which can last for several days. But it ain’t happened… Michael who has lived here for over 20 years has never before seen weather like we are experiencing now.
If I question why it is happening now, the answer is glaringly simply. Nature has had enough of our lot blundering about the planet and leaving an horrendous amount of death and destruction in our wake. And the same in space, which is choc a block in debris, some of which is surely destined to land on our devastated, depleted planet and that will see the end of us! The day of reckoning has to come and I feel it’s well and truly on its way. What a fascinating time to be alive!
Although I’m not remotely political myself, I’m gripped by discussions concerning politics both in the UK and here in Africa. I’m sure news of the hilarity that occurred in Parliament this week when the EFF (Economic Freedom Fighters) led by Julius Malema who left the ANC to found his own party and has been giving Zuma a tough time for weeks; claiming that he vastly overspent the amount of public money allocated for his private residence and demanding that he return the difference; managed to cause mayhem on Thursday when Zuma was scheduled to make his annual ‘State of the Nation’ speech. Maleme and his supporters started asking difficult questions; the Speaker of the House insisted they stop; they refused and despite her best efforts the Speaker lost control and the cops were called in! To Parliament yet!!!
Up until then I’d found it hilarious, but it turned ugly when the cops stormed the chamber: a woman MP was severely beaten as were several others and a few of them ended up in hospital. Not the best way for government to be perceived both in South Africa and to the wider world. I understand Zuma is rapidly losing credibility and I can only hope he’s kicked out of office soon. Apparently he’s a brilliant politician which gives him an advantage but surely he can’t continue to fool most of the people all of the time? But perhaps he can. Hitler managed to. What an appalling thought.
To move to another subject completely I’m contemplating a major tragedy. I’m almost out of tobacco. Aaaaaarrrrgh! This means being very frugal with the few shreds I have left but console myself with the thought that at 7 tomorrow morning, Bronson will open his little shop and I can purchase some Bebe tobacco which the Africans smoke and believe me when I say, that stuff is heavy duty shit. My emphysema will love it! Not.
I want to apologize to anyone whose comment I haven’t yet responded to. I found it too hot to go to the office for the IT connection, but now that the heat is diminishing I hope to catch up soon.
I shall now roll a very slim fag and smoke it with a glass of dry white. My lungs (what remains of them) will protest; a reaction I choose to ignore. Ah well, a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do….
Look after yourselves; we send much love from all of us. xxxxxxx