Gentlemen, time to lose the blinkers
GARY James in Cape Argus, January 8, should understand that this matter has run its course and readers should not be subjected to his myopic and ill-informed view.
He should also make sure of his facts before sharing these with the public. He should not be so quick to blame the national government for the apparent skewed police totals observed at various Cape Town police stations.
He should also enlighten himself by reading https://www.groundup.org.za/article/camps-bay-has-887police-officers-100000-peoplenyanga-has-161-why/. He will then realise that the inability of the DA-led provincial government has resulted in 1.39 police officers for every 1 000 people in Harare in 2017 and 1.61 per 1 000 people in Nyanga.
However, in Sea Point and Camps Bay the figures are 6.49 and 8.87 per 1 000 people, respectively. Why does the DA not reallocate officers in excess at these police stations to Nyanga or Harare?
Moving 33 officers to Nyanga from Camps Bay, will still allow the latter to stay within the national average ratio of police officer to population.
Thinking out of the box can go a long way to address the policing problem if the DA government regards the lives of the poor just as important as that of the wealthy.
Further, I mentioned Rustenburg as an example of a non-transformed school due to the incident that made the front pages of newspapers recently. Other schools include SACS and Rondebosch.
Gary’s claim that the Western Cape is the best run province in the country does not justify the fact that the DA has mis-allocated resources of the province to benefit the former white areas as proven by statistics.
Last, I trust that 2019 will usher in a year that will enable Gary to shed his blinkers and open his mind to facts.
This concludes this matter. Keith Reeves (Cape Argus, January 10) in response to my letter claims that there are no booms in Cape Town. In my letter I pointed out two booms, one in Llandudno and another in Longkloof Road, Hout Bay.
Before putting pen to paper, Keith should have verified my statement. Clearly he is not comfortable with technology, otherwise he would have used the Streetmap feature of Google Maps and he would have seen the booms in Longkloof Road.
Also, I am not blind to my masters as shown by my letter in Cape Argus “Some South Africans are more equal than others”, available on pressreader.com.
Keith should follow his own advice and not be blinded by facts. In this letter I have proven indisputably that Keith cannot distinguish fact from opinion.