On the road

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - COMMENT -

Dixon Njamela, you say your taxi was fined for not hav­ing brake lights.your ve­hi­cle is not road­wor­thy and that’s the rea­son you got a fine. You com­plain about cy­clists be­ing rich and above the law, but come on, I know many peo­ple who use bi­cy­cles who can’t af­ford cars. You are pro­vid­ing a ser­vice to com­muters, so please en­sure the ve­hi­cle is road­wor­thy. Far too many lives have been lost in un­road­wor­thy taxis.

Dixon Njamela’s let­ter refers: How can rid­ing a bi­cy­cle be for the rich? It’s the main means of trans­port among the poor, hence no mir­rors, and so on. But taxis are a men­ace and dan­ger­ous on our roads.

I took some time off work to re­new my ve­hi­cle li­cence only to find Goodwood traf­fic depart­ment staff had also taken time off to have their Christ­mas party. Can this be cited when next a traf­fic of­fi­cer wants to fine me for driv­ing an un­li­censed ve­hi­cle? Al­ready they close their of­fices at 3.30pm on week­days and are closed on week­ends. This city

re­ally doesn’t work for me.

Pol­i­tics

Weak, in­se­cure and morally bank­rupt Ja­cob Zuma is sur­round­ing him­self with peo­ple of the same ilk in pow­er­ful po­si­tions. It’s a vi­cious cy­cle. Who do they think they’re fool­ing?

Cele must pay back all the money he has squan­dered and be charged with com­mon theft.

Simelane judg­ment: Thank good­ness the Supreme Court of Ap­peal will not be cowed. Judge Navsa and fel­low judges of the SCA of­fer us hope that the rot and ar­ro­gance of the ANC govern­ment may yet be stopped.

I hope the pro­test­ers against the Pro­tec­tion of State In­for­ma­tion Bill out­side South Africa House will be joined by Peter Hain, the Angli­can clergy and the Bri­tish Congress of Trade Unions, but I am not hold­ing my breath.

Spoilt Juju is a just a big joke – fin­ish and klaar.

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