The article “Broken promises (8 June)” is a reflection of our government’s many empty promises to poor people. Some government officials and prominent people have a disgusting habit of using poor people’s names to get money from the state. After getting the money, they become greedy, exploit the needy and use it to sponsor their lavish lifestyles.
These people don’t seem to know what it’s like to be poor. Life is a daily struggle
for the poor and the last thing they need is empty promises. They need urgent service delivery to improve their lives. I hope for Zahara’s sake she’s telling the truth, and that she’s still waiting for the R50 000 payout from the state to buy the school uniforms. Otherwise she’ll face the wrath of the Creator.
Part of me believes what she’s saying about the department’s inconsistency because our government is notorious for a slow or lack of service delivery. MATOME KUBU, ARCADIA that can take us to greater heights, as Pebetsi Nolo Matlaila has proved.
You’ll only know what you’re capable of when you trust your instinct, believe in your own ability and take initiative to achieve your dreams. All businesses, big and small, started out as ideas in someone’s mind. It doesn’t matter how big your dream is.
If you start somewhere and you are dedicated, your craft will grow in leaps and bounds until your plan is eventually accomplished. Never give up, no matter how many times you fail. Just look at Pebetsi. PC MASIPA, GA-MANTHATA