SA allowed to deteriorate
For the past six months or so I have been part of a Facebook group called “Abandoned buildings South Africa”.
When I joined the group there were [pictures of] buildings on farms or maybe a shop that wasn’t used anymore, but this year there were pictures posted of old train stations and offices.
There were also pictures of different municipal swimming pools throughout SA.
It is absolutely shocking that this is the state of most old buildings and CBD areas in SA.
While I looked through all these pictures I couldn’t help but wonder why all of these places are not used anymore.
There was a hospital complex somewhere in Gauteng that still had equipment in, but it had not been used in the last 15 years.
Why can these building not be used to house students?
Why were the pools left to decay to a point where they are totally unusable?
In Port Elizabeth alone there are hundreds of buildings that can be used.
Look at the old [part of the] Provincial Hospital complex.
Why can’t private funding be obtained to fix up the building and it an be used as a research hospital?
I understand that this will take millions of rands to be achieved, but surely something can be done.
Why can the government not step up and come to the party to sort out these simple issues?
I said it before and I am saying it again: the ANC government cannot govern.
With the help of the EFF it is only good to fuel racial hatred and worry about changing street names and where the next KFC meal is coming from.
SA is at a crossroad and unfortunately it is too late to change.
The ANC and its minions have stolen so much that even if things change it will take years of good governance to rectify the bad decisions of the past. This country is literally falling apart.
Crime is another problem in this country that is not a big problem for the ANC, in my opinion anyway.
The people in the northern areas of Port Elizabeth have been suffering for years.
It is pointless building police stations as the police can’t do anything.
The thugs laugh at them. There is no more respect for the law.
The police can’t even go to sort out a small area with a few gangsters.
Half of the police are not fit to be cleaners and the other half who can do the job can’t do anything, because of the human rights of these thugs.
The people who are suffering go to vote every election for the same organisation that is doing nothing for them just because of the skin colour of the politicians.
Late last year there was a water pipe that was worked on that left the residents of Jacksonville without water.
They had so much to say regarding the ward councillor and that he was not doing his job.
What do they expect the ward councillor to do?
Must he go to fix the pipe himself?
Late in 2018 our not-so-re- spected councillor, Andile Lungisa, said bucket toilets were a problem and pleaded for time to get it sorted out as it was not an easy task.
When the DA coalition was running Nelson Mandela Bay the ANC and the EFF would have made a massive noise if the DA coalition had said this.
My suggestion is that these liberators and honourable politicians decide what they want for SA as you cannot hate everything that is from the Western world and want to be true Africans, but yet you enjoy the luxuries of the Western world.
Fix this country and let everybody enjoy the fruits of it.
The only right we have in SA is that all citizens have the right to be robbed blind and not get what they pay for.
Rudi van der Bank Algoa Park, Port Elizabeth