Isaac Mashaba
4 minute read
8 Sep 2021
7:50 am

We need an unbiased judiciary to break up the political cabal

Isaac Mashaba

They are capitalist-communists posing as socialists, while claiming they are democratic and have everyone’s best interests at heart.

Photo: Twitter/@ParliamentofRSA

The Sicilian mafia, or Cosa Nostra, set the trend for modern-day organised crime syndicates. Their primary activities included protection, racketeering, state capture, arbitrating disputes between criminals and brokering and enforcing illegal agreements and transactions. They were also not averse to the odd assassination or bloodletting. In South Africa, it seems we have our own “mafia”, and their office is (sometimes) our parliament. Although television coverage frequently shows an almost empty parliament, they must have secret offices else where. Their tentacles cover every aspect of government and they are also muscling in on the private sector. No wonder investor confidence is...