Mr President, to get dignity you must give dignity. Associating yourself with disgusting, unruly behaviour does you no good. Leaders must set a good example.
Having watched Zuma’s latest gig, I think he should join the Arctic Monkeys as lead singer – Rob Bell, West Beach
Re Saldanha Bay, Helen Zille, we support you all the way. Continue challenging the ANC bullies. It is a pity DA supporters are so apathetic. You deserve your own entourage at these events.
The ANC has no respect whatsoever. The way they treated Helen Zille was uncalled for. If they can’t control their people, how can they run a country?
The behaviour of Jacob Zuma in Saldanha Bay again shows he is not fit to lead this country. To sing the Umshini wami song at the launch of a state function is an embarrassment to this country and it is not the first time. JZ is a clown on the world stage and all nations are laughing. – Disillusioned
The heckling of Zille just shows the maturity and intellect of the ANC and its supporters. Politics is a joke to them. – General Ken
City centre mayhem
In the civilised world they talk of mudslinging; on the streets of Cape Town the political leaders incite rioting and destruction.
Seems like an early shopping spree for mahala. It is nothing but blatant hooliganism and any self-respecting community march organiser should not have anything to do with such hooliganism. – DJH
It seems strange that when the ANC was in power in Cape Town, lack of service delivery saw no protest action.
Yes the image of SA is at stake – looting and rudeness to tourists at Home Affairs and at airport immigration. I will spread the word that tourists are not welcome. Thank you very much, SA. – A regular visitor who has visited this country for the last time
Mr Nkohla, I feel very sorry for the people who live in the informal settlements. Having said that, I am always surprised at the number of children – pregnant women with babies and toddlers holding their hands. Why don’t you teach them birth control and cleanliness instead of inciting them to looting and violence?
The ANC’s behaviour in Cape Town has nothing to do with service delivery. It is about hatred of whites and foreigners.
If you follow and implement the Freedom Charter then there will be no need for protest and moaning from the anti-ANC lobby. – Ebie, Retreat
Why didn’t the police do something to stop the looting? How can the minister say crime is down? He is living on another planet . So much killing, rape, attacks, etc, that I feel sick to say I am South African. – Ashamed.
The only people who need to be beaten by the residents of Khayelitsha are those idiots Andile Lili and Loyiso Nkohla for misleading us.The only thing that they know is to brainwash poor people by saying the DA is not doing its job, as if the ANC will do a better job. They first need to ask that joker president if he is helping the people or himself with the national funds. – Concerned Khayelitsha resident
Funny that when Pagad stages a march the defence force, police and metro police are all out in full force. Bring back that purple dye cannon that was used in the apartheid era. Mark them so they can be identified. They are hooligans. And street vendors, when you hear a march is being staged, close shop. – Shehaam Ishmail, Retreat
It’s time the true citizens of Cape Town stand up to the “refugees” from the Eastern Cape. They can’t come to Cape Town and think there are empty houses waiting for them. These hooligans threw their brains out with their poo. – Alex, Grassy Park
Instead of practising good honest governance, the ANC would rather go out of its way to create chaos to destabilise those areas which are being well run by opposition parties.
Our SAPS are damned if they do, which leads to a Marikana-like inquiry, and damned if they don’t, which led to the uncontrolled riots in the city, for which they are now also blamed. I say it is time the police became a force again. The public cannot insist that the police should handle a volatile situation with care and then they criticise them for doing this. It is time that the public started fearing and respecting the police.
Well done, Judge Patricia Goliath, for giving the life sentence to a rapist. If more male judges took a page out of your book there would be fewer murderers and rapists roaming around.
I got DStv for the sport but we are inundated with American rubbish and biased SA sport commentators. If any service provider were to provide only the latest sports programmes, then I would gladly ditch my decoder. – Mogamat, Ottery
Isn’t it time for this Mickey Mouse government to open up the airwaves because we are paying over R700 for repeats or programmes over 10 years old?