State cracks down on online slurs
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.
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.