Councillors do not deserve an increase in salaries
COUNCILLORS don’t deserve a salary boost. What have they done for the community? Put the money to better use. Mr Moodley
Selvan Naidoo’s story on the 1949 riots between Indians and Zulus does raise a lot of questions, such as how the rioters moved from one Indian area to another very quickly on foot, armed with weapons and fuel. The government’s delayed decision to restore peace could have escalated the violence. People I spoke to wanted to know if there was a third force at work. Norman Pillay
President Cyril Ramaphosa is only telling us how bad Jacob Zuma’s administration was and he is saying nothing about the future. He has been in the job for almost a year and he has brought misery to the nation. Unemployment has risen, the economy is going down and the level of crime is unacceptable. Is it still correct to always blame Zuma’s administration for our woes?
How can a political party take over a city? Excessive noise. People walking in the streets, obstructing traffic, etc. Is the ANC paying for the use of our facilities, the stadium, People’s Park, the roads and the police escorts for the noisy cavalcade on Friday night?
During every election in the past, the ANC has used service delivery promises to gain votes. Talk is cheap. They have had 24 years to deliver service and they have repeatedly failed to do so for the people. If you buy from a shop and what you buy is not up to standard, do you return to that shop to buy other things? No way. You find another shop that gives you quality goods for your money. The ANC has repeatedly failed to deliver on its promises. Get
Ignore the ANC’s sweet talk. We voters can see that no high profile heads have rolled yet for gross theft, state capture and bad administration; these are still happening and are watched over by the ANC, plus we see the deadly infighting that is a ruthless competition for money, resources and position. They have no interest in helping the public, only themselves. They are finished as a ruling party. Mike
The only test available to determine if the “reborn” ANC will put the country first is by fighting corruption – or will it put its comrades and unity first? It would be interesting to see if Zuma gets a favourable vetting to be on the list of 200 (since everybody knows that Zuma will not accept nomination to Parliament, as he would have to give up his salary and perks).
Driver retesting: I have driven many roads and kilometres this festive season within eThekwini. There was a serious lack of visible policing. Most police officers were seen at “checkpoints” at the beachfront or at the Coastlands Hotel for the ANC conference, where there were literally hundreds of police. I suggest that the police be sent for retraining in order to do their jobs better. JP
The ANC election manifesto is not inspiring. It is the same every election year, just re-branded and repackaged. If the ANC is serious
Now that the ANC has had its annual liar party in Durban, the question one must ask is how this benefits the people of Durban? Were the illegal cars parked on islands and pavements given tickets, like they are during rugby or cricket matches?
David Mabuza is a very worried man. He wants to protect the ANC from “dying”. I couldn’t agree more, brother. You are in big trouble after years of way below par misrule and cancerous corruption scandals. I’m hoping you don’t get over 50% in the election. Your party does not deserve more than that. Martel
ODDS AND ENDS
Duanne Olivier, fantastic bowling, but you need to get behind the wicket when the fielder is aiming
wise and find a party that delivers to you the quality you want and need. Jacob Zuma about corruption and state capture, then those implicated must be removed from the list. Why have there been no prosecutions and money recovered? It seems influential members will get off scotfree.