Readers’ views via SMS

PIKOLI REPORT BELONGS TO THE PUBLIC

IT is such a huge disgrace for Nelson Mandela Bay municipal authorities not to publicly release the explosive forensic report that was conducted by former NPA head advocate Vusi Pikoli. That report belongs to the public and all those who are implicated in any corrupt activity must vacate their public office till the matter is completely finalised.

BUQAQAWULI MRWETYANA, WESTVILLE INFORMAL SETTLEMENT, KWADWESI, PORT ELIZABETH

WOMEN LEFT OUT IN PREMIERS’ STAKES

WOW! Phumulo Masualle for premier ahead of Helen Sauls-August, who was ahead of him in the nomination stakes. She is surely capable, and would have enhanced and satisfied their gender equity policy in the EC, as would Barbara Creecy in Gauteng. If they didn’t need you to make the “uncomfortable” announcements and pour the tea, you would have been out on your ear, madam Jessie Duarte.

BIRD WATCHER

WHAT A HELPFUL PUBLIC SERVANT!

THE Labour Department’s Andile Mali: what a humble, helpful, kind man. He is a blessing to all and will go far.

ELIZABETH

REPLIES TO READERS’ COMMENTS

PLEASE, Ed Gutsche, consider entering politics and stand for council. I am quite sure that I am not the only Port Elizabethan who will stand behind and support you. Every letter you have had published makes so much sense and you are not afraid to put “your money where your mouth is”.

DIANNE BARNARD

ED Gutsche has really hit the nail on the head. Well said, but will “they” take heed of such sound advice?

CITIZEN

THREE cheers for Willie Bosch regarding the Oscar Pistorius rubbish anxiety! Good for you for telling it as it is, not the way they did, to try to gain time and sympathy!

FED UP

GOOD idea to link fines to vehicles when licences are paid, but what about the poor person who purchases a car oblivious of all outstanding fines?

MAC

MALEMA’S DONE DA A FAVOUR

MIGHTY mouth Julius Malema has done the DA and other right thinking citizens a favour. Those who voted for the EFF would never vote DA. All he has done is weaken the ANC.

EDDIE

ANC VOTERS SHOULD BE ACCOUNTABLE

ANC voters should be accountable and apologise for continuing to vote incompetent people into power. Think the Pikoli report, Livingstone Hospital, corruption, arrogance, etc!

WM

PSL MOVE A BLUNDER

MARITZBURG United back to PE again and again? Whoever in the metro who is pushing this diabolical move lacks vision. What do we want to achieve? A R36-million blunder.

STAN

KUSE COLUMN STIRS UP CONTROVERSY

KAZEKA Kuse describes Condoleezza Rice as a “black woman far removed from her base”. At exactly what base should black women be stationed? You often imply that skin colour defines people. Isn’t that racist? I’d be the first to agree that the DA is home to many people with horribly racist tendencies. But whatever conflict or power struggles exist between Helen Zille and Lindiwe Mazibuko I don’t agree that Mazibuko is seen by Zille as a “tea girl”. Julius Malema first came up with that idea ages ago! You tend to generalise, and stereotype men and women! Hillary Clinton is hardly an example of subservience! You imply that all white women are! Into which box do you place Olive Schreiner? Ruth First? It is easy to believe Redi Tlhabi when she describes herself as “evolving, open minded, committed to sound values rather than tradition, religion or culture”. Exactly what do you stand for, Kazeka?

JW

KAZEKA Kuse, what leads you to think that when a political party leader takes a subordinate to task, that it is a matter of racism? An objective reader could very well claim you to be the racist! I dearly hope that “as a young black woman” your article is not a reflection of the view of your peers.

OBSERVER

CLOSE DOWN LION FARMS, ELEPHANT RIDES

WHY can’t the authorities close down these damn lion breeders and elephant rides? God did not make elephants to be used as horses!

ANIMAL LOVER

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