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    The Gravy Train

    I have written a small piece for my website called "The Gravy Train". Although this is a "tongue in cheek" piece it has rather serious consequences for the citizens of our country. It is a licensed form of thievery. The piece is as follows:-

    Help me! Help me! To get on the gravy train,
    My child it is easy to get on the gravy train,
    You must accept what we teach you,
    You must think and talk the way we do,
    You must always toe the party line,
    You must learn to cheat and tell lies,
    You must learn to manipulate the situation,
    On graduation you will be deployed,
    Into a public post with untold opportunity,
    To steal and pilfer the public coffers,
    There will be tenders to manipulate,
    Expense accounts to plunder,
    Travelling allowances to inflate,
    Entertainment and more entertainment,
    My son, you are now in Aladdin’s cave,
    My son, you will be a millionaire.

    Butch Hannan

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    Is Zuma on the gravy train?
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    Quote Originally Posted by desA View Post
    Is Zuma on the gravy train?
    Heck he's the driver of the train!

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    It doesn’t really matter who is in control at the moment. Fact is crime in all its forms is in control of our lives. Face it we are a nation of victims. Until that change nothing will get better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrismine View Post
    Heck he's the driver of the train!
    How times have changed.

    On a flight from DBN-JHB one day, Zuma is sitting in coach class. Asked why, he replied that he was not on the gravy train. He was in the government at the time.

    Another day, I'm in JHB business lounge, ran into Zuma & his body-guard. He was Deputy President at that time. I say, "I remember your comment about the gravy train a few months back. How are you doing now?" He laughs that he's about to face an election. My reply, "Well, now you have to work for your money." He took it well. I wished him all the best for the upcoming election & we parted ways.

    Times do change when the head gets above the clouds.
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