Actually, the headline above could well qualify as an oxymoron – with an emphasis on the last two syllables. The thought stems from the comments of the MEC for co-operative governance and traditional affairs in KwaZulu-Natal, Nomsa Dube, reported earlier this week by news24.com.

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Following the recent lightning strikes in which locals had been killed, the above-mentioned politician called on the national department of science and technology to investigate the causes of lightning. Clearly, these foolish comments were made merely to placate the uneducated masses because we already know what causes lightning, and have done for many years. We also know how to mitigate it’s effects – through education.

If I believed in a god I would be praying right now for this idiotic politician (sorry, I couldn’t resist using another oxymoron) to be struck by lightning herself so she can find out all about the effects of the natural phenomenon first-hand. Idiot.

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