President Jacob Zuma and the African National Congress (ANC) must be suffering from delusions of grandeur.
We're getting used to their incompetence and corruption, but to believe that he's worth a R2bn "private jet" clearly illustrates that his Bentley and Breitling gang has no concept of its mandate to our people, the value of money or the impoverished state in which most South Africans live.
While the president may be impressing his comrades in the African Union, the rest of the world sees him as just another corrupt, despotic African dictator who cares little for his people.
We are subjected to daily revelations of scandals that rock the ANC. If it is not healthcare, it is education or the failure of the public service to deliver, yet, the president and his cronies continue unfazed, staggering from one embarrassing situation to the next.
The situation is appalling and the sooner they are taken to task by SA's business leaders, the better.