You Can’t Have (An MEC Sitting In Jail)

You can’t have
an MEC sitting in jail
(an ANC chairpersonto boot)
in the company of strangers

In the company of strangers
to the truth and quite
economical with it too
(he in for fraud and the like)

You can’t have
an MEC sitting in jail
the first of its kind
(can it really happen here)

You can’t have
an MEC sitting in jail
John Block out there
from the Northern Cape

You can’t have
an MEC sitting in jail
our government at last
serious about fighting crime

Serious about fighting crime
maybe service delivery too
though you mightspeculate
grand-standing and electioneering
like a chip off the old block

SAFM’s Sunday Morning “The Editors” (7 Nov 2010) gives more than a sound-byte to the ANC provincial chairperson and the province’s MEC for Finance, Economic Affairs and Tourism John Block being arrested, along with Tokai-based Uruguayan businessman Gaston Savoi, and appearing with seven others on charges involving more than R42 million (Cape Times, Friday November 5 2010: “Top ANC man arrested”).

David Kapp, david_kapp@yahoo.com

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