A beautiful country plagued by crime and litter
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
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
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.