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JAX says, “Despite ‘dof’ policies the previous ‘regime’ ran this country far more efficiently with far fewer people.” The previous regime ran the country for far fewer people, a handful of whites. The word “dof” hasn’t made it into the dictionary yet. I think it means silly! The policies of the previous regime were evil. Your comments provoke these words: ignorance, racism, bigotry! You will find the words in the dictionary.

PAX

JAX (chirp of April 22), the previous regime ran the country efficiently for too few South Africans! You are “dof” to think like that!

WILD ROSE

IN answer to the question in Tuesday’s chirps, yes, the controversy as to the time Reeva Steenkamp ate before her death is still relevant. Oscar Pistorius says they ate dinner “just after 7pm”. The autopsy report based on stomach contents indicates that Reeva ate about two hours prior to her death. But so-called “experts” are not in agreement about the stomach contents in relation to time of death! Reeva arrived at Pistorius’s home at 6pm. I doubt that the meal had been prepared and eaten by “just after 7pm”. Why would she rush? Wasn’t it meant to be a leisurely, romantic dinner? I would not have had the meal ready in that time, would you?

JUSTICE FOR REEVA

SIZWE Mda says Ronnie Kasrils should not act in a manner that confuses the masses. What is the ANC doing when it threatens the masses with their ancestors?

KAY

SIZWE Mda, it is not surprising that some ANC people have forgotten where they came from. This is because, they are horrified at where the ANC is now and where it is taking them into the future!

BARRY

DR Galloway’s message that we should all love the ANC: is he brainwashed or did he also receive a pre-election food parcel?

MACK

DR Galloway is like a stuck record and is as equally irritating.

JAX

SEEMS to me DR Galloway is trying to get on the ANC gravy train, the way he loves it.

ERROL

DR Galloway, watch 12 Years a Slave. Makes the apartheid era a picnic party. Get your facts about racism prioritised. No to ANC.

GRETA

A PLEASURE TO BE IN WESTERN CAPE

HAVE just returned from a visit to the Western Cape. What a pleasure, no potholes and plenty of traffic cops on the road – never saw one in the Eastern Cape and it was Easter. Got stopped at a road block near George and the traffic cops were not checking anything, but wished us a “happy Easter” and gave us a road safety pamphlet. It felt as if I was in another country.

JAY

YOU SPEAK THE TRUTH, PIET NAUDE

YOU speak the truth, Piet Naude. The promise to pay the bearer on demand left our banknotes many years ago, yet no-one seems to notice or care.

MIKE

TELL it like it is, Dr Naude. After all, it is only money. It’s not like it is anything of real value, like good health, honesty, patience or kindness!

MV

MISSED NEWS ABOUT FISH FARM

I HEARD on 50/50 about a proposed fish farm in the ocean, visible from main beachfront. Why have we not read anything in the newspaper or have I missed it, to object to the plan!

READER

THE Herald environmental columnist Guy Rogers wrote a story about the proposed fish farm that was published on June 27 last year. – The editor

GOVT HAS OBLIGATION TO FIGHT CORRUPTION

WHY can Jimmy Manyi not see that the government has a natural obligation to fight corruption? He sounds like a lapdog for the government! This on Tembisa Marele’s Interface.

T DOUWS

SPLASH FESTIVAL

THE Splash Festival was a complete flop! Only one good quality for money clothing stall – the rest was all made-in-China-rubbish! Also the mess left on the pier after the fireworks was disgusting! PE, we can do better!

JENNY P

I HAVE heard of it, now I have felt it. I am talking about PE, the friendly city. I have fallen in love with PE and its people. Never stop the friendly feeling and love. The Splash Festival was something else. What can I say but well done – the best yet.

BALDYMAN, DURBAN

GO FOR MONTHS WITHOUT PAY

AT least the miners on the platinum belt know what teachers in the EC experience on a regular basis – going without income for three months.

TEACHER

BETTER USES FOR MONEY

IF the R30-billion had not been spent on government corruption everyone would have houses, water and electricity.

GL

GIVE ELECTION JOBS TO UNEMPLOYED

I CHALLENGE the IEC to explain to the nation the rationale for its constantly selecting the already employed people (especial teachers and municipal officials) over hundreds of unemployed graduates and idle matriculants.

MM MZANANDA

TIME THE GOOD GUYS SHOT BACK

ALLEGED robber killed: well done Atlas and ADT. About time the good guys shot back.

GAVIN DANIELS

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS DOES COACH HAVE?

EP Kings rugby: can someone please explain how and why Mzwandile Stick is coaching the team? What qualifications does he have in coaching? Kings are going backwards!

KINGS FAN

FLIGHT RECORDER’S ORANGE, NOT BLACK

FLIGHT 370: they can’t find the wreckage because they are searching for a black box when in actual fact it is bright orange!

RAY FINLAY

NKANDLA

JUST a thought: if I tally the total value of all the houses in my street (Willet Street, which is quite long), it is still less than Jacob Zuma’s pad. Go figure.

FRANKO

 

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