Saturday, 16 January 2010

No, this is not a joke

I assumed it was a joke when this link was sent to me, but no, it's, er, 'dead' serious.

In a ringing endorsement of the Rainbow Nation's security arrangements for this year's World Cup, a UK company brings travelling fans the following cheery news:

"Our approach to bring protective clothing to the masses is unique. By enabling your protective vest to communicate with each other through messages like "Free Hugs" or "Olé" we hope we can bring a new dimension to body armour. Our vest can be decorated with badges of your choice and we are open to your creativity. Design your vest now"


I really have no idea what's going to happen during the tournament. I really don't. Maybe the Government will take their noses out of the trough and pull out all the stops for this major event. Or maybe it'll be a complete shambles, so bad that even the MSM can't cover it up.

Or maybe it won't happen at all. I have it on very good authority that the contingency plan for Germany is still in place.

12 comments:

doodler said...

I was amazed to see on SA ETV's Friday evening news, they interviewed a few criminals - black - who openly stated that the WC is an opportunity for them. One even flashed his pistol and cocked it...

They reckon they are "entitled" to rob tourists because they are poor.
Should be fascinating to see the outcome.

piet said...

I hope it goes ahead and is an unmitigated disaster.It will show all these liberal fools what the zots are really like.

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Anonymous said...

I agree with piet. I hope that the bleeding heart liberals who think that white South Africans deserve to have their children murderd, get a good dose of reality. I do not want Ireland in this world cup. I do not want Irish people murdered or Irish women raped. Say hello to Hillbrow for me France. Thanks Thiery Henry.

Anonymous said...

I remember when you quite safely, have a fantastic night out in Hillbrow and the surrounding areas.

Incidentally, Savant, what was the comment that was deleted?

Anonymous said...

There's a big campaign here as well to pretend that there's no danger.

SAVANT said...

anon - I deleted the comment at the request of the commentator. He's from SA and gave me access to a particular link but did not want it published. I dont know why as it referred to a programme on SA TV. However, I deferred to his wishes.

Anonymous said...

"Police Department spokesperson Zweli Mnisi expressed his "disgust" at the reports.

"We are concerned and disgusted by opportunistic business ventures which seek to undermine our safety and security efforts as a country. We advise people to ignore such business ventures which only seek to serve the minority. With our comprehensive 2010 World Cup plan, we remain confident that the FIFA World Cup will be safe and secure," Mnisi said.

He reiterated that government had put in place a comprehensive 2010 World Cup security plan in partnership with FIFA, world soccer's governing body, other government departments and relevant role players."

Whew! That's all ok then. What a relief!

Anonymous said...

[snip]
South Africa's authorities have condemned a London-based company which wants to sell stab-vests to visiting football fans during the World Cup.

The national police says the company was causing "unnecessary fear".

[link]
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8465195.stm

Uh, how many else out there would desire to visit a place where you would seriously need to buy bulletproof or stab-proof protection vests?

A shithole is a shithole is a shithole.

Anonymous said...

Another white South African farmer murdered Saturday morning near Ficksburg This link is to an Afrikaans newspaper not sure whether english papers are reporting this.
http://www.nuus24.com/Content/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/1479/afc97b7d7129423a9f9cc9ef5ab77baf/23-01-2010-05-33/Vrystaatse_boer_wreed_vermoor

Anonymous said...

Another white South African farmer murdered Saturday morning near Ficksburg This link is to an Afrikaans newspaper not sure whether english papers are reporting this.
http://www.nuus24.com/Content/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/1479/afc97b7d7129423a9f9cc9ef5ab77baf/23-01-2010-05-33/Vrystaatse_boer_wreed_vermoor

Anonymous said...

Massive robbery at JHB FIFA comm centre.
Have a look at this link. The WC thievery has apparently already begun. Good luck FIFA.


http://iluvsa.blogspot.com/2010/02/fifa-johannesburg-communications-centre.html