SHAME, I must agree with the Kaplan and Blumberg attorney's defence of Roland Williams in that he deserves a massive salary increase ("Nothing sinister in pay hike call", September 10).
How much did we, the ratepayers of the city, have to pay for that letter to the paper?
Based on the firm's rates, I am sure it was more frivolous expenditure. However, other than the fact that business continued and the world did not end while Williams was suspended on full pay for more than a year, it now also seems he has time to waste at ANC-related Sasco political rallies ("ANC bigwigs at NMMU rally", September 12)!
Let me make it clear to Chippa Ngcolomba and Williams as it seems their attorneys or employment contracts have not made it clear to them. You are employed by the people of this city to do your jobs, which are supposed to be apolitical (unless you will also appear at and support a Daso rally?).
Time spent away from your actual place of work or respective duties should be taken as either unpaid leave or taken from your annual leave cycle.
The fact that you have time to play student games while the libraries of the city are closed is a joke. The fact that our rates and taxes are wasted on your salaries, while the traffic department is in chaos, is a joke.
How much lost and wasted revenue is there for each day that the chaos reigns and people are not issued with fines? How many people must die in road deaths due to lack of traffic law and order?
You had better pray that there are no major accidental deaths in the city while the anarchy continues as any fatalities will be on your heads. It is supposed to be your responsibilities to deal with metro matters and not ANC political matters.
The affairs of Sasco have nothing to do with you as you are employed by us, the ratepayers of this city.
As for the leader of Sasco at NMMU, Luzuko Ntshongwana, the fact that you have been at NMMU for so long and still not graduated, is a joke in itself. Do you take after our well educated president?
Ed Gutsche, Port Elizabeth