We need to re­di­rect some of our de­fence bud­get

The Citizen (KZN) - - Letters -

That money could be used to bail out ail­ing SOEs, writes Farouk Saloo­jee from Rusten­burg.

Do we have to spend so much on de­fence? The coun­try is go­ing through a fi­nan­cial cri­sis with ev­ery SOE com­pletely bank­rupt – look no fur­ther than Eskom, SAA,

SABC, the Post Of­fice, Prasa, etc. Let’s not for­get the 248 mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties that are bank­rupt.

Why not re­view the de­fence bud­get as there is no war in sight? Di­vert some funds to Eskom. Gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials have looted ev­ery leaf on the tree but still some of them don’t care about the great exodus of highly skilled tax­pay­ers that are leav­ing SA.

The lat­est pro­posed Bill con­cern­ing ex­pro­pri­a­tion of land with­out com­pen­sa­tion is the last nail in the cof­fin.

This will be dis­as­trous for the coun­try.

The bot­tom line is: all the politi­cians are hun­gry for power, perks and for their own kind only and don’t care for the cit­i­zens of South Africa at all.

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