Fireworks should be banned
I ASK those irresponsible residents who let off crackers and allow the burning of tyres in their area: why are you doing it?
The answer would most definitely be because it’s Guy Fawkes.
Some 99.9% of them do not even know who he was and what he did for this event to take place. Shame on them.
I’ve been involved with the police since the mid ‘90s to try to curb this type of behaviour and more so when I was the councillor for Ward 11.
My experience over the years is that the poorest of the poor, who often used to come to my office begging for food parcels or assistance, are the ones buying their children crackers and encouraging them to let them off. They do not care one iota about where they will get money the following day to provide for food or the effect it has on the animals around them.
The only solution to this problem is that the powers-that-be just ban fireworks completely and apply stiffer penalties to anyone caught burning tyres that have a detrimental effect in most parts of the northern areas.
Isaac Adams, Korsten, Port Elizabeth