Please run our city prop­erly so we can feel safe

The Star Early Edition - - LETTERS - Jack Masekoa­meng

MR MASHABA, you were elected to run our city, so what are you wait­ing for?

We are sick and tired of what is hap­pen­ing in our city and coun­try­wide.

You men­tioned hi­jack­ing of build­ings, il­le­gal dump­ing, the sale of drugs to our youths and crime in gen­eral – all this done by for­eign­ers in our coun­try be­cause of the ANC. We are even afraid to walk or to take our kids to the parks, afraid of be­ing mur­dered by for­eign­ers.

It hap­pened two years ago in Rhodes Park: 12 Zim­bab­weans at­tacked four cou­ples by ty­ing the men and rap­ing their part­ners be­fore throw­ing the men into the wa­ter. That was painful, it was like it was not South Africa.

I was ex­pect­ing con­do­lences mes­sages from the pres­i­dent and the ANCWL, but noth­ing.

If it was a South African who did this to for­eign­ers they would be say­ing South Africans are “mon­keys” and Zuma would go to their coun­try for for­give­ness. I can’t re­mem­ber Zim­babwe send­ing con­do­lences to the Rhodes Park vic­tims’ fam­ily.

It means South African lives are so cheap, like coal, and for­eign­ers are ex­pen­sive, like plat­inum.

The rea­son why I’m say­ing this is be­cause when South Africans at­tack for­eign­ers you’ll see even Graça Machel plac­ing wreaths, but when it is a South African you don’t hear a sin­gle con­do­lence mes­sage from her.

Do your job Mr Mayor, we’ll give you sup­port. This city no longer be­longs to the ANC. There’s a lot I can tell you if I can get a chance to meet you. River­lea, Joburg

TRAGIC SCENE: Flow­ers lie at the crime scene of two mur­ders and a rape at Rhodes Park, Kens­ing­ton.

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