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?
BARRY Roux, forget the cricket bat. What about the gun shots that killed Reeva Steenkamp?
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?
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.
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.
LOAD-SHEDDING: why is the municipality not required to publish the schedule in local newspapers for the many people without internet access?
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.