Readers’ views via SMS

RAMPHELE TO BE DA PRESIDENTIAL FACE

FLOYD Musekwa, you are a winner. Excellent column on Friday about Mamphela Ramphele and Helen Zille. Always a treat to read Floyd’s Call.

CJ

FLOYD brilliant as usual.

  BRIAN MAYERS

FLOYD Musekwa has an obvious large nose for smelling politics from a racially spiced kitchen. You question Mamphela Ramphele’s role in serving the people of this country. The only way the people currently get served is on a plate onto a table surrounded by ANC fat cats with sharp knives. Blow your nose and try to get a whiff of the overwhelming corrupt stench hanging in the political mess hall. Your political views are as futile as that moustache you try to grow.

FRANKY SMASHCAKE

MAKE COUNCILLORS PAY BACK THE FEES

CACADU councillors: in my younger days you had to pay the firm (employer) back the cost of tuition if you failed. If you wanted to do the course again you paid out of your pocket. Simple as that. Please deduct monies from those who failed, to replace our tax money.

CHARL B

METRO GOING BACKWARDS

HAVING spent two days in Cape Town, returning you suddenly realise how backwards our metro has gone in not simply looking after basic amenities and structure.

IAN

WE ATHLETES BUY OUR OWN CHOCOLATES

WHAT a choc run for entry fees – ludicrous! What charities? Is this a scam? Athletes run races that they can afford! Buy our own chocs.

SANDY M

STUDENTS DEMAND MORE BURSARY FUNDING

IN days gone by if you could not afford tertiary education that was it. It did not matter if you deserved it. How many of these students really qualify? Please publish entry criteria so the public can judge.

 KEN

ARROGANCE OF ANC IN APPOINTING MCBRIDE

ROBERT McBride: the arrogance of the ANC is clear in that despite the wishes of all the opposition parties it is still going to appoint McBride to that post, which will ensure its control over the cover-ups.

FRANK

DUMPING GETTING OUT OF HAND

ANNE du Plessis, councillor for West End, please do something about the dumping of refuse directly opposite Dower College and all over West End for that matter. It’s an eyesore when you drive pass and that is the reason why we have rodents in our yards! All the neighbours and I included are complaining that they have rats and mice in their yards roaming around at night. Please, it’s getting out of hand. West End was never ever in such a state that it is today. I have been living here for 24 years. We need some drastic action to be taken.

 LJ

DISGUSTING TREATMENT AT HOSPITALS

SHARLEEN Kariem, the same kind of thing happened to my beloved wife, Barbara, a couple of years ago at Livingstone Hospital. It is only by the grace of God that she did not die. Disgusting people.

NIGEL WAKEFORD

INFANT deaths report in The Herald of January 27: very tragic. Mr Zuma, take note.

READER

REPLIES TO COMMENTS ON OTHER TOPICS

“MEDIOCRITY not enough”: Mel Smethurst, I could not have said it better myself! Fikile Mbalula said what needed to be said, the truth hurts.

LUVUYO MPANA, PORT ELIZABETH

FRANKLIN, if the corrupt leaders are removed who’s left?

VAL B

WAITING 10 DAYS FOR PHONE CONNECTION

HOW can I get our phone and internet connected? Been 10 days already – no reply from faults despite “we will call you back”! E-mails bring no reply! Telkom, you stink and give no service to paying customers. In fact you do not have any service – typical!

RB

TAKE LESSON FROM XHOSA HISTORY

ANCESTORS and voting: please remember what happened to the Xhosa nation when Nonquase told them the ancestors had said they must kill all their cattle and sheep. The white people would be driven into the sea. So be careful when listening to Jacob Zuma, who is not a prophet and who claims that the ancestors won’t be happy if they don’t vote for the ANC.

 YB

AWESOME TO SEE FLAG FLYING

AS I spend much of the day driving around the city, it truly is always awesome to get to see our huge flag flying so prominently. It is magnificent!

GARY

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