QUOTES OF THE WEEK
This evil act of horror and terror disregards the value of human life, the rule of law and universal human rights. – Mohamed Saaed, Muslim community leader, condemning the brutal attack on three people at the Imam Hussain Mosque in Verulam, Durban on Thursday in which one person died and two were critically injured.
Taking leave of absence must have specifics, both in terms of how the person is absent and the length of time in which he will be absent. The decision he made was both irrational and illegal, as he exercised power he does not have. Now we have two premiers in the province effectively. One sitting at home drawing a salary, while the other pretends to be in charge. – Professor Shadrack Gutto, constitutional law expert on North West’s premier Supra Mahumapelo’s actions this week after he took leave of absence and appointed an acting premier. This followed the reversal of his decision to resign amid mounting pressure that he be removed from office.
There is a history of non-payment. Remember in 1994, we were resisting paying municipalities? However, now we also have people who are opportunist who want to have everything, but are not willing to pay for anything. – Professor Bonke Dumisa, independent economist, commenting on the R9.2 billion owed by eThekwini households and businesses to the municipality.