REPLIES TO READERS' COMMENTS
FUEL price decrease: J Ossher, you are quite correct regarding the decreases. However, stand by for December fuel increase. The government always milks consumers over the holiday period.
ACVV: Judy du Toit, the outrageous rental increases have got nothing to do with asking a surviving family member to move to a smaller flat. It's about ridiculous rental increases, for government pensioners. From about R803 for a cottage to R1500, huh?
JUDY du Toit, fair enough that the ACVV doesn't receive subsidies. Does that justify the increases?
I WOULD like to thank Tracy for her comment regarding the ACVV high rent increases. You are right, we need new management.
ELIVIOUS Ndongeni, perhaps we should name a street after you for your nonsensical chirp of a deserving Robert Mugabe!
THREE CHILDHOODS DESTROYED
YOU allegedly stabbed your wife to death, in front of your seven-year-old daughter. If you did kill her, you are guilty on four counts of murder. Three childhoods were butchered too!
IN cases like this, murdering a mother in front of her child, bring back the death penalty.
LEADERS are failing the people. Just another heartbroken child, one of the millions. Ministers must be made to live in the heart of the townships and in the informal settlements, and catch a fat wake-up call. I am forever traumatised by what I see. Unbelievable suffering. Also too much stress, bad transport systems, drinking, etc. So sad. Everyone is hating living in this country, and the anger is uncontrolled and obvious. Help!
DEAD BABY'S PARENTS MAKING EXCUSES
BABY Samantha: your parents are making excuses about their upbringing. Perhaps they should have had the guts to be sterilised so that they do not perpetuate the crimes and abuse that you suffered. Your parents deserve life in prison.
ONLY 18 years for killing your baby! Bring back the death penalty.
MISSING OUT ON SUPER RUGBY
WHY should the Pumas not be considered for Super Rugby? They are just as deserving. Just asking.
KINGS rugby: is it possible that Cheeky Watson is the problem? He seems to have alienated many of his colleagues at other rugby unions. Perhaps a new leadership is required.
THE best plan for EP Rugby, even for all of SA rugby, is that the Watson brand relocates to the land of the silver fern please!
PROBLEMS WITH THE UNIONS
WE need Maggie Thatcher to sort out the unions who are destroying our country.
WHY BURN VELD AT THIS TIME OF YEAR?
I DON'T understand why anyone would want to burn fire breaks at this time, what with the winds we have been having every day for the last 10 days. So now due to this prime grazing has been destroyed. Shamwari, if I was your neighbours I would be really upset!
CABLE AND ELECTRCITY THEFT
I PHONED the police regarding cable theft at Telkom Park. They did not even bother to investigate. So what the hell, let the thieves take it all.
THE recent headline, "Power thieves beware": surely that could have qualified as that day's daily laugh?
ANOTHER ACCIDENT ON N2
ANOTHER accident on the road between Grahamstown and Nanaga on Thursday afternoon! When is this nightmare going to be attended to?
MAIL DELIVERY UNSATISFACTORY
IT is nice to write letters, but mail delivery is too slow and unreliable! Improve service please.
WHY is our municipality so useless? Why? What is being done about it? Who is accountable? Who?
MY mother paid the electricity the bill that was R13432. For what? We did go to the municipal offices and they said we were using too much water and the more we pay is the more they charge us. I don't know what I must do.
NOLUTHANDO MAMA, KWAMAGXAKI, PORT ELIZABETH
MANDLA Seleoane seems to be in a happy, incomprehensible daze. What are you smoking, Mandla? Nothing in your column makes sense.
GLAD TO SEE QOBOSHIYANE GO
PRE-ELECTION shuffle: thank you for removing Mlibo Qoboshiyane. He is not a problem solver and he takes sides instead of being neutral. So Pumelele Ndamase, you are welcomed in the Nelson Mandela Bay. Let's hope for the best. Go Qoboshiyane, go.
WOULDN'T SOLAR PANELS BE BETTER?
MUSHROOMING wind farms: with local authorities' poor infrastructure maintenance record wouldn't solar panels be better? No moving parts!
NO CONDEMNATIN OF ATTACKS
SHOOTINGS at a naval yard in the US, Westgate mall in Kenya and a school in Nigeria have raised not a peep of condemnation from Muslim leaders worldwide. Had an Israeli-led act been identified then you would have heard their voices loudly "ad nauseam". Religious tolerance and compassion are obviously not part of their makeup!