Dirk Lotriet
2 minute read
24 Dec 2021
8:01 am

Dear Santa, please make corruption disappear

Dirk Lotriet

If you can ensure some quality education, healthcare and job opportunities as well, I’ll be delighted.

Santa needs to use his power to fight corruption. Picture: iStock

Dear Santa, I’m worried about you this festive season. It can’t be a joke delivering presents in South Africa. For starters, we have severe heat that can be unpleasant for a bearded fellow in a red coat. But my main concern is crime. I dread the day that I read on The Citizen’s front page that your sled has been hijacked, your reindeer have been nabbed by livestock thieves and all our presents have been stolen at gunpoint. Insure your equipment, have a tracking device installed and microchip those deer. I don’t know if you have noticed, but the metro...