Isaac Mashaba
4 minute read
11 Aug 2021
6:01 am

Parliament has more clowns than a circus

Isaac Mashaba

Despite the recent Cabinet reshuffle, the president still presides over an incompetent, bloated, corrupted and leaderless government.

(Photo by Gallo Images / Jeffrey Abrahams)

It is generally assumed that a failed state is one where the government has lost control along with its ability to govern,and where anarchy, chaos and criminality are the order of the day. Within such a state, certain elements within the security services join the pandemonium and act in concert with insurgent and criminal elements. This creates a credibility and a legitimacy problem for the government and its citizens. But it also points to a much larger security and societal problem. There are those in our parliament who think we do not yet classify as a failed state. They believe...