DEALERS THE VILLAINS
IN reply to "Dagga 'cocktail' used to hook teens", dagga is not the gateway drug. The dealers who introduce weed smokers to hard core drugs are the gateways. Weed does not urge hard core drug-taking. Catch those Central dealers.
TEACH BAFANA TO SCORE GOALS
THE Bafana coach is a politician of note. Stop teaching players dance moves and play acting, and teach them where the posts are.
WELL done Bafana and Gordon Igesund. The naysayers don't know what a tough task it is to select a good team (across Europe and South Africa) in such a short time.
WRANGLE OVER METRO SPEAKER
I JUST want to clear up this problem. Why must Feziwe Sibeko resign to give Joy Seale the benefit that she wants? Do you want to do more harm in the ANC? Please stop the Seale family.
BHISHO THREAT TO TAKE OVER METRO
I'VE seen this headline many times, yet no action! The ANC uses rhetoric like should, would, could – but never must, shall, are going to or will, depending on how bad your English is. Are the ANC doing anything good for this country? Who is paying it to destroy every sector of our economy? What's happening here is not merely a coincidence of incompetence. There's big money behind our demise.
KEITH, JEFFREYS BAY
I AM not sure if Bhisho can do any better in running our metro. Bhisho's own administration is not stellar either. I find the threat to be quite humorous.
PROTEAS OUT OF STEP
NO black armbands or other tributes to Peter van der Merwe or Neil Adcock at the last test match. Disgusting, Proteas. You are out of step and childish.
SO if Shireen Ballan was so drunk and could not stand on her own two feet as stated in court, why did Brent Cunningham have to punch her, as alleged? What was he doing following her home? He always has some excuse to try to save his butt.
ROBERT, CHELSEA, PORT ELIZABETH
WELL DONE ON TOURISM INITIATIVE
CONGRATULATIONS to Lyn Haller and her team for their initiative and encouragement in uplifting the tourism and security in Central.
SECURITY BOSS, GUARDS HELD
SECURITY boss and guards held for abducting students in Mthatha: how stupid are they, but ja, I hope that they lose all their contracts as well as all their sites and that no one will make use of their services any more. Let them go down!
MUNICIPALITY TREATS CONTRACTORS BADLY
NMB metro has no respect and etiquette in dealing with their debts to contractors. Their funds to be paid to companies are deemed a nuisance, whether it be an essential service or not. People work to feed their families and three months' non-payment can cause small companies to perish. The metro has no regard for the families who it has caused to sleep on empty tummies, after the service was rendered.
IMPRESSIVE SERVICE AT HOME AFFAIRS
SO impressed – had two visits to Home Affairs, one to apply for a passport, the next to collect it. Each took only 10 minutes! Irma's the best!
EDUCATION DEPARTMENT IN SHAMBLES
AS long as the incompetent and useless Angie Motshekga and Mandla Makupula are running the Education Department, the rot will not stop. It's up to us, the people, to stand up and force that these people be removed. Jacob Zuma and his cronies should all hang their heads in shame.
TEEN DIES AFTER GANG-RAPE
THE Bredasdorp teenager who was brutally raped: I blame the government for taking away the death penalty. Bringing it back is the only solution or the people will start taking the law into their own hands. I don't blame them because I am sick and tired of this useless ANC government.
I FIRST heard about the Anene Bredasdorp horror rape-mutilation-death from UK family on Thursday. Why are we only hearing this news now? When news spreads abroad, JZ and the ANC express horror as if it is an isolated incident. Alison was raped and mutilated in the same fashion years ago, she lived to tell the tale. But violence has gone from bad to worse. Even if they put Anene's culprits behind bars, the rape, murder, domestic violence and crime won't stop. Why is our society so sick?
METRO TRAFFIC COP ON BRIBERY CHARGE
THAT is long overdue. Only a few are clean. Metro cops report for duty daily, misuse vehicles, are non-productive, salute drivers without safety belts, let go unroadworthy vehicles. Their chief needs to be accountable for all these crises. NMMM cops are incompetent, they only watch pay day and overtime.
MOTORIST, KWADWESI, PORT ELIZABETH
REPLIES TO READERS' COMMENTS
TERTIA, how insensitive of you to comment that Dawnsy Mieny must have been dumb to take a short cut through the Bo Kaap. The unfortunate woman has paid the ultimate price for her error of judgment. Have you considered that she was not familiar with the area?
SYNCHRONISE lights: don't hold your breath, R Bucksey. I wrote the same letter 10 to 15 years ago! Same problem in Kabega.
THANKS FOR CLEANING UP
THANKS to the municipality for cleaning in front of Uitenhage library. Keep it up.
LONG WAIT IN VAIN AT TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT
STOOD in a queue at the traffic department from 6.15am, only to be told at 8.50 that they did not have any toner for their printers, so would not be renewing driver's licences that day! Pathetic!