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PATHETIC PERFORMANCE BY PROTEAS

OUR cricket team must change its name to “Bafana Bafana” or just plain “Pathetic Pathetic”, but the really worrying thing is there is nothing waiting in the wings. Like Australia after the England tour we need a new coach and staff.

SADDENED

RUSSELL Domingo and Adrian Birrell must do the honourable thing and resign. The Proteas have plummeted to new depths under their coaching. Get Gary Kirsten back.

NEIL

I HATE to say this, but the Proteas are very naive with regard to team selection and tactics compared to the wily and strong minded Aussies.

PAUL

SA T20 team: what a joke. I have never seen a more pathetic team trying to play cricket in my life. Why waste the money in sending this pathetic team to the tournament? All you will get is egg on your face.

AVID CRICKET FAN FOR ABOUT 50 YEARS!

HAVE the Proteas bowlers lost the knowledge of the yorker, slow ball and full pitched ball? If they bowl in T20 World Cup the way they did against Australia, they might as well not be there!

DA

JACOB ZUMA CAMPAIGNS IN THE BAY

WHERE do all the traffic vehicles escorting President Jacob Zuma come from? During the week not one to be seen. Did they come from Gauteng?

LEON

WHY does JZ bother to come to the northern areas? It is a DA stronghold. Boo!

READER

WHERE does President Zuma come from all of a sudden. Securing votes? We are suffering, drug addicted youth, no jobs for school leavers (matrics), no food, poorly equipped public schools, uneducated leaders, wasting of taxpayers’ money on name changes…and the list is endless. So think again.

SHARILYN

I DO not know but maybe our president had no other promises. Our father going around telling his grandchildren to make more because the woman he spoke to had only two. That one he needs more votes, not telling her to go back to school so that she could get a better job.

Z BOLTI

NON-PAYMENT CLOSES DOWN SUPPLIERS

IT is an absolute disgrace that government departments never pay their suppliers on time, some never! I bet the salaries of the officials never suffer the same fate! Just hope the voting public keeps this in mind on election day.

JAX

REPORT of large businesses having to shut down due to non–payment is perfectly truthful. I have a tenant that did work for Bhisho. Unpaid for months despite repeated trips to claim monies due and others I know of are in the same position. Typical of our ANC government – only caring for themselves.

ROBERT

HARD TO COMPLIMENT FOR GOOD JOB?

NOW that the Kings Beach lake is clean, why is no one saying “great job”? So easy to complain but hard to compliment? Well done, councillor Dean Biddulph, on tackling the issue!

RENALDO GOUWS

SPEED BUMPS MAKE ROAD HAZARDOUS

WHAT about the six horrific rows of humps that have been installed in Warbler Street, Taybank? It really never ceases to amaze me how PE is being cast into the dark ages. I have been using that road weekly since 1983 but it is a hazard now and I am forced to use an alternate route. Please remove them too before someone gets killed!

VIV

STAFF DON’T ARRIVE AT HOME AFFAIRS

WHAT a shambles at Home Affairs. Went to apply for a new ID on Saturday. Stood in a queue from 7.45 to 8.45am. When I went to enquire why the doors were not open yet I was told by the security at the door that 70% of the staff had not pitched for work. There were old people in the queue. This is typical new South Africa. The manager should fire his incompetent staff or is he also incompetent?

CITIZEN

CUDDLED CUBS CAN’T RETURN TO WILD

IT makes me sad to see the public supporting an organisation that breeds lions constantly without explaining what happens to these poor creatures and allows people to cuddle cubs which prevents them ever being allowed to return to the wild.

ROSS

BREEDING cubs for canned hunting is the same as breeding calves for abattoirs.

VERA

WILLIAMS DEFENDS SPENDING ON NURSERY

GREAT letter, Roland Williams. May your daughter continue to bring you and your wife lots of joy and happiness! Spoil her in whichever way you want to!

MARCELLE

ROLAND Williams, what has playing golf, drinking single malt whisky and driving a 10-year-old car got to do with your baby’s room? You will be surprised how many of your colleagues, including Jacob Zuma, enjoy a round of golf, drive German made cars and probably drink a bit of Johnny Blue. PS get your car serviced as you are a danger on the road.

OBSERVER

OH Roland, the gentleman doth protest too much, methinks.

BARBIE

SEND PRISONERS TO PUBLIC HOSPITALS

WE as pensioners must be satisfied with third class medication but a prisoner gets super medical care. I say no to such treatment. Send them to provincial healthcare. What is good for the goose is good for the gander.

HANS

ELECTORATE GULLIBLE

PROTESTS against the office of the public protector for exposing corrupt individuals and institutions is indicative of how gullible the electorate can be. They actually vindicate politicians’ views that the masses don’t know what is good for themselves and therefore they (politicians) must decide for the masses. What a shame that a group of people allows itself to be manipulated by the very same politicians at whose hands they are suffering.They should be the hooligans of the month.

CONSPIRACIST

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