Bar­rier in SA is okay

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - COMMENT - Coun­cil­lor Yagyah Adams Cape Mus­lim Congress Arthur Wien­burg Cape Town

CAPE Town City Coun­cil is to build a gi­ant fence sep­a­rat­ing the N2 from peo­ple in set­tle­ments whose protests “have an im­pact on eco­nomic ac­tiv­ity and the safety of oth­ers’ lives”.

Ap­par­ently the mea­sure stems from govern­ment talks dat­ing back a year.

So the ANC does not ob­ject to a bar­rier which will safe­guard lives and pre­vent eco­nomic de­struc­tion and dam­age. I have waited for the protests from the ANC, Des­mond Tutu, Max Ozin­sky and the rest of those who lam­basted Is­rael for erect­ing a bar­rier for ex­actly the same rea­sons.

Ex­cept the Is­raelis ex­pe­ri­enced death from those who at­tacked them, vin­di­cat­ing the bar­ri­ers’ erec­tion, while lo­cally the prob­lem is mainly fae­ces- throw­ing. This is an­other ex­am­ple of dou­ble stan­dards.

The fee­ble ex­cuses and right­eous in­dig­na­tion will soon be flood­ing in.

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