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Uh-oh! Stand by for the next baby boom darlings! The sycophantic minister of minerals and energy, Sonjica Buyelwa has recommended more time in bed to save energy - well, of the electrical sort, anyhow.
Our government ministers have never, under any dispensation, been noted for their intellectual prowess, but this kind of twaddle is plumbing an all-time low.
And the virus of denial about the real causes of our energy crisis, is spreading like wildfire. Read her disingenuous explanation below (it attracted jeers in Parliament) and please note that South Africa is being compared by her to emerging economic powerhouses India and China. Maybe she should follow Thabo's example and browse the Internet more frequently. She might discover some views significantly out of synch with her own parochial perspectives.
B.T.W. She thanked the ANC (to more jeers) for their 'leadership' on the energy crisis. Well, guess that boosts her career prospects a tad.
Update 10th February 2008
You know by now of course, that this ridiculous woman tried lying her way out of ever having advised us to go to sleep early. She blamed Tony Leon of the DA and claimed she was talking only to him as a joke. Regretfully she's dumb enough to forget that Hansard in Parliament records every jot and tittle. So she's been outed by that venerable organ of state. Ain't they just all too disgusting for words? It's like that jackass Nadweni Mahlangu from Mpumalanga, years ago, saying that 'It's OK for politicians to lie.' He then claimed he 'was quoted out of context' (as they all do). But I saw him make the statement on live TV. They're all peas in one rotten pod. Yuck.