Thank­ful for rul­ing in stray an­i­mal de­ba­cle

Talk of the Town - - Opinion - CON­CERNED RATEPAYER SICK OF DASSIES

Yes, at last there is a judg­ment. Why must the ratepayer pay the costs of all these de­lays for this ap­pli­ca­tion?

Mu­nic­i­pal man­ager Rolly Dumezweni and mayor Phindile Faxi could not care less how many times this court ac­tion is de­layed, they are play­ing with the ratepay­ers’ money, through the mu­nic­i­pal­ity, which con­tin­ues to be a feed­ing trough.

When are the law-abid­ing ci­ti­zens go­ing to protest and say “enough?”

When these judg­ments are passed down, surely the court knows where the money is coming from. Where is ac­count­abil­ity? These in­di­vid­u­als are happy to be earn­ing fat salaries and it would seem they are get­ting away with us­ing pub­lic funds like a casino.

Let the rule of law re­turn to this mal­func­tion­ing and broke mu­nic­i­pal­ity, and keep­ing an­i­mals off the roads is a huge step in the right di­rec­tion. Agri EC and the farm­ers who have fought long and hard to get a judg­ment must be thanked for their dogged de­ter­mi­na­tion. Ratepay­ers, wake up and smell the rot. Come on, peo­ple of Port Al­fred, we need to or­gan­ise some­one or some­thing to get rid of, or cull, our dassie prob­lem.

One of these days there will be more dassies than peo­ple in Port Al­fred. Why must we take out all our shrubs and plants and have only grass in our gar­dens in or­der to com­bat this prob­lem of the dassies? I love my gar­den and en­joy see­ing all the flow­ers, birds, bees and but­ter­flies that make it my home.

I per­son­ally love na­ture, but the dassies are de­stroy­ing it by de­nud­ing the trees and shrubs of leaves. They breed like flies and are de­stroy­ing our bush­land and veg­e­ta­tion. I won’t bore you with the dam­age they do if they get into your roof, caus­ing more dam­age to your ceil­ings, etc.

A lot of homes in our lovely town be­long to hol­i­day­mak­ers who are not here all the time, so who knows what de­struc­tion they see in their homes and gar­dens when they ar­rive for their hol­i­days.

Some­thing needs to be done.

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