Readers’ views via SMS

DA-AGANG ALLIANCE BREAKS UP

I WANT to agree with Mlibo Qoboshiyane that the alliance was a bid for more power. This holds true for the Tripartite Alliance, led by the ANC, that wants absolute power, to continue raiding the fiscus and stealing from the poor.

MOSES

THE ANC’s Mlibo Qoboshiyane clearly has the right to be opportunistic, comparing respective leadership qualities, etc. Perhaps he would agree then that we should have a live TV debate between Jacob Zuma, Helen Zille and Mamphela Ramphele?

HUDS

MLIBO Qoboshiyane’s name-calling regarding the DA-Agang issue is typical of the new ANC credibility vacuum.

JAC

I THINK DA leader Helen Zille’s mistake was for Mamphela Ramphele to abandon her Agang position and become a DA member with her followers to get their votes because against the ANC she’s a loser. Ag shame, dear Zille.

 NB KIBI, ETINARA

THANK you, Dr Ramphele, for backing out when you did because you would have been the cause of a lot of infighting within the DA, which is actually a very peaceful party.

READER

USE MANDELA BAY NAME FOR AIRPORT

WE cannot forget those who paid the highest sacrifices for a democratic SA. However, Ben Fihla rushing to change the name after a letter from a resident just proves again that the only good thing about politics is that it creates jobs for the incompetent. Let’s rename it Mandela Bay Airport – much better from a tourism perspective.

GARY

MADIBA’S WILL READ

AFTER hearing parts of the will I question a few things. Does this R46-million include the children’s fund? If not where is it in trust? What is happening to the children’s hospital that is being built? The family are all smiles. Money is the root of all evil.

HERALD READER

IT’S his money, he has distributed it however he wanted to.

OBSERVER

GRACA Machel Mandela is leaving for Mozambique. Can’t she give R5-million to Dr Pepeta and leave SA in peace?

CITIZEN

NEED DETAILS OF NEW SMART ID CARD

WITH the new smart card ID being issued to pensioners would The Herald please publish info on obtaining the card? Are there specific dates relative to month/year of birth, etc, for collection? Could save a long wait in a queue.

 DA

METRO POLICE UNDER A CLOUD

CONSIDERING the DA’s recent debacle regarding Agang, is it not a bit rich for it to say the mayor is putting the cart before the horse? Is the DA trying to delay so it can use crime for own political gains?

 MALCOLM

SEEING ILLEGAL DUMPS SO DEPRESSING

I USED to love this country but driving from PE to Uitenhage every day is so depressing because of the illegal dumping. I am a nurse and it is looking like my skills will be utilised overseas soon. I hate filth.

JENNY

WHAT’S HAPPENED TO MATCH FIXING PROBE?

SAFA, what has happened to the match fixing Bafana Bafana were accused of? Swept under the carpet like many other scandals.

FRANK

REPLIES TO READERS’ COMMENTS

WE have brown grass in our garden, MA. With no rain for a long time, we are trying to conserve our precious water resource by not watering. Perhaps it won’t be long before water restrictions are in force again! Think green!

 DY

“TAKE lesson from Xhosa history”: dear YB, who are you to tell us about our culture? What culture do you have? Nonquase was bought and bribed by her master to tell that nonsense, and I am telling you that will never ever happen again.

TEMBALETU, WELLS ESTATE, PORT ELIZABETH

AS to the comments raised by George van der Merwe, it is all true, but what must be realised is “this land is my land”. We as residents must endure.

 IAN

METHINKS George van der Merwe moans too much. Your opinion is that the speed bumps in South End don’t work, but there are many residents who have welcomed it, so what now George?

SOUTHENDER

LJ from West End, I cannot agree more with you as far as West End is concerned. I saw councillor Anne du Plessis in her office about two years ago and to this day nothing has been done with regard to the site in the middle of Crassula Street. Pathetic, to say the least, even though I’m a proudly DA supporter.

ANOTHER WEST END RESIDENT

“ZUMA retards development”: Dave Pederson, I salute you.

 SHARON

NO one in their right mind would go to the traffic department in PE. Go to the nearest dorp outside PE. Quick and easy. Worth the petrol.

 MOTORIST

WHY ARE PUBLIC TOILETS LOCKED?

HEALTH hazard: why are the public toilets next to Absa locked? Fruit/veg vendors have no toilets or water to wash their hands. What happened to hygiene?

HORRIFIED

DRIVING WITH BABY ON LAP

SHAME on you in the grey Toyota Yaris for driving with a baby on your lap on the notorious M17 road. You don’t deserve to be a mother.

THABO, MOTHERWELL, PORT ELIZABETH

PUT UP ZUMA’S SALARY

IT’S time to double Jacob Zuma’s salary to R5-million a year. There are chief executives in South Africa earning 10 times more. That way the country will have his full attention instead of him worrying about where the next bag of groceries will come from.

N OMAR

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