2009 Year end cartoon

2009 Year end cartoon

2009 – An Intense Year

Wonkie feels that although 2009 sped by incredibly quickly, it was certainly a very intense year. The tone was set with the tragic loss of Helen Suzman at the very beginning of the year. Upon reflection, it seems that just so much has happened since then.

The United States elected their first black president – Barack Obama. The world was overjoyed – well at least half the world was overjoyed that George Bush was no longer in power if nothing else. Obama inherited a US economy in dire straits and he has still much work to do to get his country back on track. Europe and the rest of the world are not in a much better state. While there has been much talk of green shoots, many of the world’s major economies are still in recession.

In South Africa, Jacob Zuma was elected president in April. This was a climax of some rather entertaining campaigning involving the likes of Julius “Nandos” Malema.

Then swine flu went berserk the world over. If you managed to avoid that in South Africa then chances are 50-50 that you did not avoid the rampant crime spree – from ATM bombings to drive-in mall robberies. It was a violent year. The Shaik family fared well overall with Schabir Shaik happily spending his final hour after hour after hour after hour not dying after being released on medical parole earlier this year. His brother Mo Shaik was appointed head of the South African Secret Service.

Then came the tragic death of Michael Jackson – certainly one of the greatest pop stars that ever lived.

It has definitely been an eventful year and sadly not all of it very good. It was fun making cartoons for you all and reading your thoughts and opinions. Wonkie looks forward to a much happier, positively eventful 2010. Enjoy the last hours of 2009 and show in the New Year in style! Remember – don’t drink and drive!

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Comments

  1. Why drink and drive when you can smoke and fly?

  2. Thank you for at least the funny side of every thing that happend during the year
    May 2010 be full of fun regardless of what might happen to us
    To Wonkie and Co. a happy New Year

  3. I wish you all
    Big or small
    Black or white
    Stupid or bright
    A wonderful twenty thousand and ten
    and hope it’s not long til we meet again
    XXX

  4. How did Shaik manage to outliver Manto
    and beet her to the gravy yard?
    He even beet the dying economy.
    Did Julius have Nando’s chicken at his Xmas dinner?
    No, he was too full after eating his own words all year long.

  5. i wish God had jumped me from

  6. I wish the country Peace during 2010 and a pox on the criminals! Health and Happiness.

  7. black night says:

    may the sweetness of happiness be sweeter to those who have tasted bitterness. As the clock strikes 12 tonight – share a joke with family and friends and enter the new year laughing out loud – its guaranteed to bring
    happiness and prosperity into all your lives. God Bless and until we start again next year – MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU.

  8. Moss Moshodi says:

    2010 will bring lucks to those who are committed to participate in the reconstruction and development of the country

  9. 2009 WAS A DIFFICULT YEAR FINANCIALLY FOR ME BUT ON THE OTHER CORNERS OF LIFE I HAVE PROGRESSED MORE THAN EVER LIKE I HAVE STUDIED AND GOT A BETTER JOB AND I FINALLY GET A CHANCE TO BE EMPLOYED AS A BEE CANDIDATE SO IT WAS NOT TOO BAD .

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