Mbalula versus Ntlemeza
Jason KwaZulu-Natal I think Police Minister Fikile Mbalula did the right thing by firing Hawks boss Berning Ntlemeza. Now, Ntlemeza is talking about his impeccable service record. Shame. What about real, genuine, impeccable and outstanding people such as Anwa Dramat, Shadrack Sibiya and Johan Booysen? How do you think they felt when they were forced to leave? They were humiliated in every way. But they still held their heads up high, unlike Ntlemeza. What a joke. You deserve what you get. Do unto others as you would expect them to do unto you. Simon Mali Eastern Cape If the honourable Mbalula has been given all the details about Ntlemeza’s case and he has been advised about the whole saga and correctly understands it, his decision to fire Ntlemeza was correct. Unless there is information that has not been tabled for his perusal. The questions might be: Who employed Ntlemeza? What are the terms and conditions of his employment? Who is supposed to fire him? Chinavasta Free State I salute Mbalula on the matter. It is time for police management (top, middle and the power-hungry lowest level) to use their brains, not their pistol barrels. Remember, this general was “puppetised” and engaged in parliamentary conspiracies. However, every puppet is thrown into the trash when no longer useful. Kris Moodley KwaZulu-Natal Ntlemeza had been instrumental in turning the Hawks into a political puppet show. He went after innocent people who were opposing corruption instead of going after the architects of corruption. Ordinary citizens lost faith in the Hawks a long time ago. Well done, Mbalula. It’s about time we sweep out the trash. Mduduzeli Free State Following all the things that have been said about President Jacob Zuma and the Guptas, he needs to distance himself from them – unless, of course, he is under their spell. M Diholo Northern Cape Is there no end to the Zuma-Gupta escapades? Zuma doesn’t seem to understand his role as president of the Republic of South Africa. Accepting the invitation from the Guptas is, in my view, a direct disregard for South Africans. He obviously attended this event in his capacity as president, but what does this private event have to do with our country? As a black elder, he’s being treated like a boy and he doesn’t even realise this. The situation is pathetic. Marks Bakenberg Limpopo Zuma should have thought of the cloud hanging over his administration. State capture by the Gupta family, in particular in the party Zuma is leading, indicates that the ANC is at risk of divisions. With what is being said about the influence that the Gupta family has on him, and with Zuma’s family benefiting from Gupta deals, he should have known that it was not a good idea to attend. The ANC must know that its dignity is at stake as long as information such as this is leaked to people who are supporters and not just card-carrying members of the ANC. He has an “I-don’t-care” and “there-isnothing-you-can-do” attitude. Mzi Ka Gold Northern Cape Zuma has no conscience. He cannot attend a party with the enemy of the nation he leads. He is the most greedy man so far produced by the ANC. He will go down in ANC history as the one who brought the movement to its knees. Come 2019, there will be no ANC rule, thanks to him and his bewitched loyalists.