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Biltong and Bread

Konkas draw a blanket over the flats, but our state live like over fed fat cats Zuma had another great opinion, now we must dream of a Rand reunion People crying, life’s an uncertain fate, but they are building another toll gate Nkandla was built for his many wives "Fire pool" just brings out our angry knives All the voters wanted; a piece of bread! Now even the family pet is dead Zuma laughs and hands his dog some biltong and sings another ushini kill song We are done with this sick gravy train gang The day has come for the biltong to hang Konka : drum with holes for fire keeping warm makes smoke flats: slang for cape flats…a area people stay Rand: South African currency Nkandla: Zuma’s estate “upgrade” used 270 million rand of taxpayer’s money fire pool: what he called the swimming pool in upgrade scandal Ushini: machine gun struggle song used to sweep up support Biltong: luxury food similar to beef hung to dry when made Zuma : corrupt president of South Africa #zumamustfall original I wrote Biltong en Brood Konkas trek n kombers oor die vlaktes, maar die staat luister nie meer na klagtes Zuma het nou eers weer n opienie, en nou hou ons vir die Rand ruinie Ons het geen werk en tot ons honde vrek, maar die staat beplan net nog n duur toll hek Nkandla waar hy sy vroue huisves maar dit bereik net vuur emmers moles Die kiesers vra net n klien stukkie brood maar hy se dis n leun die hongersnood! Zuma lag en gee biltong vir sy hond Hy smeer botter om die kiesers se mond Ons staan op en sal ons nie weer laat vang Die dag het gekom, dat die biltong sal hang

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Date: 5/3/2017 4:56:00 AM
Thank you for the explanations, James, or else I would have been totally lost! A great sonnet, my friend!
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Date: 5/5/2017 12:54:00 AM
Thank you "WW" you are too kind!
Date: 4/23/2017 4:22:00 PM
I love it. Hopefully his rule will end soon James.
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Date: 4/24/2017 1:07:00 AM
Like Archbishop Tutu used to say..."the truth will come out!"