INSTALLATIONS DEFACED, BARRIERS STOLEN
THE latest defacing of the Donkin Reserve, and plundering of roadside barriers and a monument in St George’s Park must certainly give the ANC some sense of achieving its goal to move away from the European way of honouring your heritage, to a more “acceptable” African culture where nothing is too historical or valuable not to be destroyed.
SIMPLE solution to problems of missing light fittings, stolen artwork, problem taxi drivers and unethical scrap dealers: we need proper policing.
SO that “colonial” reminder, the Donkin, is being trashed, and another reminder of those “Settlers”, the Campanile, stands neglected. And so what, the freeways are being stripped, and kilometres of lighting cable and railway track disappear overnight. Or the fact that places of learning are being laid waste. Not to mention that crime goes unchecked, another 1200 rhino butchered in the past year, our seas plundered, and the environment raped by, and thanks to, our uncaring “leadership”. All trivial compared to the mass theft of state resources taking place under a greedy, corrupt communist regime. Jacob Zuma wants Jesus to return? Be careful what you wish for, sir. “Freedom” – with no responsibility and fading fast.
“PLUNDER of roadside safety barriers grows”: How is it possible that “kilometres of steel and aluminium railings” can be sawn off and carted away with nobody seeing it? One arrest has been made – ludicrous! Should the solution not be to monitor the scrap metal dealers aggressively and arrest those who buy the (very obvious) safety railings on the spot?
SOME 5km railway line stolen: in the “old” days we had railway police, and all the stations between Uitenhage and PE were in an immaculate state and very safe. So what happened? The ANC happened.
REPORT on TV that 5km of railway line stolen! But where were the locals, railway, municipal and business officials, and the police? A banana republic, to say the least
SA MOTORIST JUST CAN’T SEEM TO WIN
WHAT gets me is when the price of crude oil drops radically as it has over the past year to the present low of around $60 per barrel, instead of the beleaguered motorist benefitting this is offset by the weak rand against the dollar. If it’s not one thing, it’s another. We just cannot seem to win.
IMPRESSED BY TELKOM SERVICE
OUR landline went down, we phoned Telkom on December 22 and by 10am on December 23, it was fixed. Well done, Telkom guys, we were impressed.
ZUMA WILL WIN HOOLIGAN OF YEAR
NO10 has already won the Hooligan of the Year stakes by a mile. I am not betting however if The Herald will tell us of the winning distance. Am waiting.
YOUR Hooligan of the Year contest is in extremely bad taste. It gives these awful people unnecessary publicity and keeps them in the news. Stop it.
I WAS intrigued to read that President Jacob Zuma was saying in his Christmas address that “Jesus must come soon”. Has he read in the book of Jeremiah that the time before Jesus comes is referred to there as “the time of Jacob’s trouble”? I will take my tongue out my cheek now.
MARKET IN A MESS
WHAT a mess the fresh produce market is.
ADVERT IN POOR TASTE
I HAVE just seen and heard an advert for liquor with the tune of a Christmas carol as background music. Has anyone else spotted this? I feel this is in very poor taste.
REPLIES TO READERS’ COMMENTS
I SECOND what was said by BB, from Algoa Park. The township streets are a disgrace. Come and see how Empilweni TB Hospital is surrounded by rubbish. Are we going to blame apartheid?
WANDA, NEW BRIGHTON, PORT ELIZABETH
FULLY agree with the letter entitled “Snarl-up over SARS returns”. I also get very vague responses to my income tax refund queries.