Carine Hartman
Chief sub-editor
2 minute read
20 Mar 2021
6:00 am

Hey Mbalula, we want to travel via train safely

Carine Hartman

Prasa is using 5000 volunteers to secure dilapidated train stations for nothing. Nada.

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula. Picture: Jacques Nelles

André de Ruyter can push my Eskom buttons. I’ll forgive the man cutting my power the second I must join a powerful Zoom meeting. I’ll even forgive him the heart-stopping moments just before my near-dead phone gets hooked up to a battery in the darkness to keep the work lifeline going – because he is doing these “little inconveniences” while rebuilding an ageing infrastructure nobody cared about for aeons. And he does care, because he’s getting paid millions for it and he’s a businessman. But Mbaks ... Much a-Twitter about nothing. He gets millions, too, but let’s call a loco...