“There’s a President who’s sure all that glitters is gold
and he’s building a homestead at Nkandla.
When he gets there, he knows, even if the tuck shop is closed
with a word he could get what he came for.
Ooh, ooh, and he’s building a homestead at Nkandla.”
The above is an adaptation of the first verse of the 1971 hit song
“Stairway to heaven” by Led Zeppelin (see http://bit.ly/2gCXfnb,
accessed on 2017-04-14). The original song was composed by the
guitarist Jimmy Page and the vocalist Robert Plant. Plant explained the
lyrics as referring cynically to a woman who got everything she wanted,
all of the time, without giving back any thought or consideration. It is
suggested that this particular attitude can also be attributed to the former
South African President, Mr Jacob Zuma, since he allowed taxpayers’
money to be utilised for his private benefit.