State cracks down on on­line slurs

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IT Jonga East­ern Cape

Pub­lic ser­vants are cit­i­zens of the coun­try be­fore they are pub­lic ser­vants. Se­condly, they are the ones who put the ANC and its pres­i­dent into power by cast­ing their votes. Thirdly, free­dom of ex­pres­sion does not ex­clude pub­lic ser­vants. They also need to be able to ex­er­cise their rights by voic­ing their opin­ions us­ing so­cial me­dia. The only time peo­ple can be charged is when their ac­tions are con­trary to the law.

Mac Pey­ton KwaZulu-Natal

Hands off these em­ploy­ees! The state is a cor­po­ra­tion and its em­ploy­ees have a duty to act on the cor­rup­tion within, and in­deed on the up­com­ing ru­ina­tion of this cor­po­ra­tion – the state. Their state and ours. There ex­ists a lim­ited pos­si­bil­ity, af­ter all, to “job-hop” to an­other sim­i­lar em­ployer. Ac­tu­ally, their cho­sen ac­tion amounts to the least of­fen­sive strat­egy, if it can even be called of­fen­sive.

Roy KwaZulu-Natal

Pub­lic ser­vants should not be barred from so­cial me­dia. Our Con­sti­tu­tion up­holds our right to free­dom of ex­pres­sion.

Jen Hal­lowes KwaZulu-Natal

They are pub­lic ser­vants – not the ANC or Ja­cob Zuma’s ser­vants. No, they should not be barred.

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