So, I remembered what I wanted to tell you.
First, though, I have to give my overseas friends some background.
We have recently had a spate of violent protests.
I am not too sure about what.
Poor service delivery.
Changing municipal boundaries.
That sort of thing.
More than fifty schools, libraries, clinics etc have been either vandalized or burnt to the ground.
It defies logic.
You are unhappy about something and then you take away your child’s right to an education.
Within days the government managed to bring in mobile classrooms to replace a few of the schools.
My favourite radio DJ commented on it.
He wondered why the government could suddenly spring into action when a lot of the rural schools are in mud huts.
And some teach under trees.
His colleague said ” maybe they should burn down the tree”
Sorry, but it appealed to my black sense of humour.