eThek­wini Mu­nic­i­pal­ity slams those op­posed to R20m stat­ues as be­ing against black unity

Zululand Observer - Weekender - - ZO PUBLIC COMMENTS -

Howard Marx-Hughes R20-mil­lion .... the equiv­e­lent of the an­nual salary of 3 or maybe 4 top ex­ecs in the mu­nic­i­pal­ity. At least you can see where the money is be­ing spent .... mil­lions spent on pri­vate homes, hol­i­days dis­guised as busi­ness... fam­ily... mo­tor cars, etc

Ntokozo Mcineka Waka Makamu

Soon peo­ple will be eat­ing his­tory in this coun­try . Leon J Har­g­reaves

R20-mil­lion is too much money to spend on bronze stat­ues. The eThek­wini Mu­nic­i­pal­ity has se­ri­ous so­cio-eco­nomic is­sues that need to be solved. Money could have been spent on so­cial up­lift­ment pro­jects, re­pair­ing crum­bling in­fra­struc­ture, hous­ing, road main­te­nance, equip­ping hos­pi­tals, clin­ics, schools, giv­ing bur­saries to dis­ad­van­taged and de­serv­ing stu­dents and so on. I’m not against the stat­ues, but the money spent doesn’t tally. Us­ing emo­tional black­mail to si­lence any crit­i­cism also reeks of some­thing smelly be­hind the scenes.

Silindile Lindie Nk­wanyana

Leon J Har­g­reaves, true. Worse there are lots of qual­i­fied peo­ple sit­ting at home with­out jobs..

Quin­ten Lowe

Don’t for­get about load-shed­ding peo­ple, that is still a thing

Skhum­buzo Th­wala

Stat­ues and black unity? Is this maths, science or his­tory? Some­body help me! I have tried ad­di­tion, sub­trac­tion, mul­ti­pli­ca­tion, divi­sion, but stat­ues and black unity give me no an­swer!

Rina Cowan

Won­der if starv­ing chil­dren will have a stom­ach for the stat­ues that are tak­ing food out of their mouths?

Wilna Ven­ter

Just won­der if these stat­ues are go­ing to put food on the poor peo­ple’s plates. Did any­one do some cal­cu­la­tions to see how many houses you can build for that amount?

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