Gullsway upgrade brings hope
IAM not sure which department of Buffalo City Metro is responsible for the beautification, landscaping and greening of Gullsway in Gonubie, but I would like to say thank you for a job very well done.
The late motivational speaker Zig Ziglar is quoted saying: “You become a part of what you hang around with”.
Gullsway is now looking clean, smart, green, pretty and professional. The aloe rockery which has been created beautifully represents the Eastern Cape and is a fine salute to our botanical heritage.
I encourage local residents in the Gullsway area to look after – and respect – the neighbourhood and to ensure that all litter ends up in bins, not the streets.
I like the idea that while Buffalo City moves towards becoming the sports capital of South Africa, we make an effort to look good at the same time. Well done BCM. — Nick Pike, Gonubie
TO the Honourable BCM Mayor, Mr Xola Pakati,
I’ve spent almost four years battling with the mayor, municipal manager, city law enforcement, and even the Fleet Street Police station to get the city of East London cleaned up and rid of the filthy posters that are plastered all over electric poles, meter boxes, walls, including around education campuses and the CBD.
Please help us ensure we have a clean city that looks beautiful, not filthy. — Name supplied, Quigney overlooked and undetermined are derived from the party’s constitution.
The lesson we should all learn is that constitutional violations breed resentment and those who feel aggrieved may resort to violence to vent their anger, especially since, in most cases, these constitutional violations are in fact, a rush to grab political power in order to amass personal wealth, for example, by accessing tenders.
The other lesson is that when upper structures fail to be objective in solving internal political problems, party members have a right to approach the courts of law.
As things now stand, it is high time the national executive committee of the ANC intervenes in the KZN puzzle and provides a political solution. Anything else, like the wish to appeal the judgment, is just grandstanding by the now defunct KZN provincial leadership.
The areas of disjuncture as identified in the judgment, are too critical to be undermined moving forward by any compliant conference of any political party.
Political leaders must take a leaf out of this judgment, bearing in mind that ANC is the leader of the society, therefore anything that happens to it as a governing party, affects the society at large, including other parties. We salute our justice system for this judgment. — KW Tsipa, leader of the African Change Academy
THE Pietermaritzburg court ruling on the status of the KwaZulu-Natal ANC executive committee is important for all the members of the ANC. The ruling said the 2015 provincial conference decisions were unlawful and voided the resolutions.
The KZN ANC provincial executive committee must accept the court ruling with no reservations on the matter.
The court has found that the ANC PEC in KZN was illegal and decisions taken by the product of the conference should also be null and void, even the decision to reshuffle the provincial government and to charge Dr Makhosi Khoza should wait until the matter is resolved.
The ruling also points to what has long been called for by some members of the national executive committee, such as Jackson Mthembu and the ANC stalwarts – the dissolution of the national executive committee and an early conference, to be held before December.
The court ruling shows that even the ANC National Executive Committee should have recognised the illegitimacy of the structure and that it can no longer be trusted by members of the organisation as factional lines have taken the centre under the watch of the current leadership of our movement. — Thando Noel Witbooi, former Sasco, ANCYL and ANC member in good standing