Thursday, May 20, 2010

Who Turned Out the Lights?

from Cape Independence Movement

The biggest hospital in the world has been without power for two days. Why? Because of cable theft. For those of you who do not live in South Africa, this does not mean that someone's broken into your house and stolen your SKY box. It means the cables that supply electricity to the hospital have been stolen. Yes in South Africa nothing is safe. It begs the question is there no fail-safe system? Like backup generators and such like? Of course there is, surely they can't be that bloody useless? Aherm... not enough money to pay for the diesel in the generators. Give me strength!

This is ANC led South Africa at it's best. No contingency plans, no planning for the future. In fact rather too little planning but too much theft in my opinion, not only of cables but of public money. But you knew that already didn't you?

Here's the article

Johannesburg - Power supply to Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto was restored late on Wednesday night, the Gauteng health department said.

The hospital had been without electricity for the past two days due to cable theft, spokesperson Mandla Sidu said.

Hospital management had to reschedule some elective surgeries and ambulances had to be diverted to other hospitals.

"I am delighted that the situation has been resolved and that no fatalities or adverse incidents have occurred as a result of this criminal act," said MEC Qedani Mahlangu.

Sidu clarified earlier reports that the outage had been caused by cash flow problems, saying that the initial outage was caused by cable theft, and subsequently there hadn't been enough money to pay for diesel to power the generators.

Mahlangu earlier told a media briefing: "What would have happened is that... because we were owing a lot of service providers from the end of the last financial year, treasury said our quota for this financial year is done.

"That's why the service providers have not been paid. This is just about a cash flow issue between treasury and ourselves."
If you want to be ruled by Marxism, and suffer from corruption and out of control crime that's your choice. I'd seriously consider moving your arses down to the Cape at the earliest opportunity, where when it is independent you as an individual will have true democracy at your finger tips.

2 Opinion(s):

Exzanian said...

Even the SPAR supermarket nowadays has a generator on standby. Words fail me except to refer to the "K" factor.

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