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OSCAR PISTORIUS TRIAL

PISTORIUS trial: can any person relate a case where an alleged murderer shot a person, then called for help, then tried to revive the victim and then prayed for the victim to live? Can that be murder?

WALTER

BARRY Roux, forget the cricket bat. What about the gun shots that killed Reeva Steenkamp?

LEON

IN Friday’s Herald you say The Herald spoke to Cape Town lawyer William Booth. There are more than 400 lawyers in PE. Why go to Cape Town or did The Times or Argus speak to Booth and The Herald claims the credit?

DAVID

FAILURE to implement the Firearm Control Act of 2000: if Oscar Pistorius had lost his firearm licence the day he fired off a shot in the restaurant, Reeva Steenkamp would still be alive.

G REID

ESKOM LOAD-SHEDDING

WHAT hogwash that rain has wet coal stocks hence outages. Rain is nothing new. More like low coal stocks at power stations. We are fools! Idiots. The government says power is only a temporary loss in business? Fact is no power equals no production.

IAN

LOAD-SHEDDING: why is the municipality not required to publish the schedule in local newspapers for the many people without internet access?

CW

ESKOM must take us for a bunch of morons. Once again we have to put up with its infernal load shedding and it tells us it’s because of wet coal at the power stations. When generating power, wet pulverised coal is fed into the furnaces! So come clean Eskom and tell us who cocked up. Maybe somebody dropped a bolt in a turbine. By the way have you rationed our neighbouring countries’ cheap electricity?

HANNES VAN NIEKERK, PORT ELIZABETH

CONTROL ROOM SHOULD HAVE GENERATOR

“PE’s 10111 collapses”: the excuse of there being a power failure should not hold true because Mount Road police building has a huge diesel powered generator that holds 2000 litres of diesel. How often do they do a generator check and also do they check the tank for water that collects when diesel stands for long periods without circulation?

READER

METRO OUT OF CONTROL

THIS metro is now totally out of control – R45000 for car rental. Surely there must be some sort of government control over what they do with our money? When is this mythical rates boycott starting and how do we participate?

G**VOL

EVERYTHING is collapsing: schools, water supplies, electricity supplies, pupil discipline, et al. All under the ANC’s mandate. What a mess and councillors spend a fortune of our money on hired cars. The city infrastructure is collapsing anyway so we may as well withhold our rates. No more talk, let’s have some action.

GL

PAY ISSUES

I’M unhappy to see big security companies don’t have basic salaries and others don’t pay double for public holiday work. Please, Mr President, take note.

PETER DLANGA

TO the SA Post Office, mail is delivered three days a week, so all post office staff can also work and be paid for three days a week only to save the SA Post Office monies/budget.

JOHN

PROTEAS LOSE TEST SERIES

COACH Russell Domingo your statement, “SA is known for playing fast and medium pace bowlers and that is the way we play. Duminy and Elgar did a good job”, Came back to bite you, hey? Sounded arrogant.

DISAPPOINTED FOLLOWER

WE are not jokers, we are chokers! Had a draw in the bag. but again Morne Morkel screwed up!

RICHARD, CHARLO, PORT ELIZABETH

RIGHT now I wouldn’t be proud to be an Australian. They showed the ugly side of human behaviour and seem to believe that if they can’t beat you fair and square they will use aggressive and ugly tactics. I have lost respect for those in their team who are responsible.

SAD, PORT ELIZABETH

PW, it is people like you who cannot think for themselves and cannot see through “captain’s excuses” With an average of 8.4 for this series Graeme Smith should have been dropped a long time ago.

DM

REPLIES TO COMMENTS ON OTHER TOPICS

AT least Westering still has a park where the suburb’s children can play. Come visit other areas a bit and open your eyes. Stop complaining over nonsense.

RESIDENT

ED Gutsche, so very appropriate to name the PE Airport after Nelson Mandela. Why not rename Algoa Bay as Mandela Bay and the airport sign displays just those two words. It sounds exotic, trips off the tongue nicely and is a great tribute to a great man.

FRANK WHITNEY

ENJOYED PIET NAUDE’S COLUMN

THANK you, Prof Piet Naude, for your “Reading Between the Lines” (March 3) article. Thoroughly enjoyed your tongue in cheek writings. More please.

C ROSSOUW

WATER METERS DAMAGED

WATER meter readers sub-contracted by municipalities are giving incorrect readings and are damaging the glass on the meters as they use a stick to clear the meter.

KM

STRUGGLE TO GET UIF PAYMENT

WHY should we allow UIF funds to been taken from our salaries but struggle to be funded when you not working?

T MNCONO

SPEAKING WITH FORKED TONGUE

ISN’T it amazing how the US accuses Russia of breaking international law in Ukraine. I wonder what the US called it when it forced down a president’s jet when it went after Edward Snowden.

FLOWER CHILD

 

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