A beau­ti­ful coun­try plagued by crime and lit­ter

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Pol­i­tics

Once this beau­ti­ful coun­try is doomed. Hi­jack­ing of an am­bu­lance, can­ni­bal­ism, mur­ders, rapes, I can go on. Peo­ple killing mon­keys and eat­ing them. What a shame that we have to live like this. Look at our free­ways, peo­ple throw­ing their dirt down the banks. Are these hu­man be­ings, do they not know that clean­li­ness is next to God­li­ness? Gran Es­combe

Why can’t the DA spend more time and re­sources on the ground gar­ner­ing more sup­port­ers, than con­tin­u­ously go­ing to court. Be­ing the op­po­si­tion doesn’t mean only be­ing a watch­dog over the rul­ing party’s short­com­ings. Build a solid rep­u­ta­tion of do­ing things bet­ter and show the pub­lic you are a mean­ing­ful al­ter­na­tive. At present we only hear about the party when it goes to court. Mad­man

The eThek­wini Mu­nic­i­pal­ity ser­vices are get­ting from bad to worse. Parts of New­lands West have not re­ceived black bin bags for months. I vis­ited the lo­cal DSW de­pot and they gave me just 1. I have been pur­chas­ing mine but am dis­gusted by al­le­ga­tions that the staff sell the bags.

Mon­u­ment for our one and only pres­i­dent Ja­cob Zuma at a cost of R1.8 mil­lion. Are these ANC of­fi­cials for real, does the pres­i­dent re­ally de­serve a mon­u­ment af­ter all the cor­rup­tion charges against him, how many houses can be built with that money yet the are peo­ple protest­ing ev­ery sin­gle day for houses, it is in­ter­est­ing be­cause the very same peo­ple will still vote for the ANCc. EK

Dur­ban Storm

My car was par­tially sub­merged in the del­uge on Tues­day. Thank you to metro po­lice of­fi­cers Khaya Ngema and Yan­disa Makele who granted me sanc­tu­ary in their po­lice van, and also al­lowed me us­age of their cell­phone as my phone was wa­ter­logged.

Metro po­lice of­fi­cers where were you guys at the time of the storm? Nowhere in sight or maybe look­ing for drunken driv­ers. Joe soap.

Dur­ing the re­cent dread­ful storm in Dur­ban some mo­rons de­lib­er­ately posted old dis­as­ter in­for­ma­tion on var­i­ous forms of me­dia – this while some peo­ple died, oth­ers were fight­ing to save their lives in fright­en­ing sit­u­a­tions and many lost their homes and ev­ery­thing they owned. In dis­as­ter/ panic sit­u­a­tions there is no time to ver­ify the va­lid­ity of warn­ings/ in­for­ma­tion be­ing given or posted or for­warded by text mes­sag­ing – you sim­ply act fast! You mo­rons who think you are be­ing funny or clever – you are nei­ther and your stu­pid­ity could cost lives. False in­for­ma­tion sends res­cue ser­vices on a wild goose chase cost­ing time and money and lives.

It seems like rain wa­ter is get­ting into the sew­er­age sys­tem hence the in­abil­ity of the sys­tem to cope. Many homes have no stormwa­ter sys­tem and al­low their rain­wa­ter to flow to sewer which is il­le­gal. Builders some­times take short cuts and link rain wa­ter pipes into sewer pipes – also il­le­gal! We need coun­cil to launch an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into all homes to see who is not com­ply­ing. The pub­lic also needs ed­u­cat­ing on this mat­ter. Ker­mit the frog

Af­ter ev­ery storm there is a rain­bow. Did you no­tice how beau­ti­ful and fresh our sunny Dur­ban looked af­ter the thor­ough “dust­ing and wash­ing?” Just awe­some. The storm was nasty and truly a wake-up call for Dur­ban and sur­round­ings. It could have been worse. So count your bless­ings, lend a hand and thank your Lord and love and share your good self more than ever be­fore. Noth­ing is for­ever. Live and let live. Project the best of your good self at all times. The only time you own is now. Make it beau­ti­ful. Live it peace­fully, in con­tent­ment and har­mony. Saalams and duas. Yusuf Pa­tel

By-laws

What is the rea­son to give our read­ers the num­ber of by-law charges. Daily, we no­tice these vi­o­la­tions in the pres­ence of the mu­nic­i­pal po­lice of­fi­cers. What we need to see, is a city that cares about its cit­i­zen’s safety and se­cu­rity. A so­ci­ety that would re­spect the rule of law, a mu­nic­i­pal po­lice ser­vice that can pros­e­cute in­tel­li­gently, and ef­fi­ciently and not scared to lead ev­i­dence to­wards a suc­cess­ful con­vic­tion. We are aware, just like the mo­torists that ig­nore their traf­fic prose­cu­tions, the same would be for the many by-law in­fringers. TJ

Odds and ends

On lis­ten­ing to the Esidi­meni hear­ings I’m flab­ber­gasted. The project man­ager has ab­so­lutely no idea or knowl­edge of the tasks re­quired of this crit­i­cal port­fo­lio. Mr Mosenogi you are a dis­grace. Thks to cadre de­ploy­ment. K.R.K

To the backchat­ter who said am­a­teurs built the ark, I just want say that God in­structed Noah to build the ark so he had God’s help in build­ing it. All done ac­cord­ing to God’s plan. So said, we should not be afraid to try to do any­thing we want with God’s help.

@TlotlisoM_: There are many more apartheid “skele­tons” that need to be re­vis­ited and their truth needs to be told. The Ahmed Ti­mol in­ci­dent is one of many! #Ti­molIn­quest

@benedick­louw: The #Ti­molIn­quest gave a lot of in­sight into how apartheid SA covertly and sys­tem­at­i­cally neu­tral­ized those chal­leng­ing the sta­tus quo.

@mo­ga­nenm76: So what would hap­pen af­ter this be­cause those who are im­pli­cated are dead. What was the point of all this? #AhmedTi­mol

@Jer­ryMpi­ana: #Ti­molIn­quest and #LifeE­sidi­meni same things in dif­fer­ent way.

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