REPLIES TO READERS' COMMENTS
LETTER by Mr Tengo: corruption is mostly in township schools. Reporters must make unannounced visits, and name and shame the schools. Unions are to blame too.
ANGIE Moss, how come you don't like the sound of peacocks, part of God's plan, birds. I love the sound of anything that's from God!
KEITH, when workers find themselves unemployed due to unreliable labour strikes, they will simply blame the employer and the government for their plight!
YES, once a beautiful stadium and now an eyesore. My dad must be turning in his grave as he was the builder (John Hopkins).
DOREEN NEE HOPKINS, WALMER, PORT ELIZABETH
PUT TRAINERS IN WITH A DOG
DOG fights: instead of affordable fines put a trainer in with a dog. No shoes, gloves or long trousers.
NEW PAYMENT SYSTEM DOESN'T WORK
SASSA couldn't organise a "p***-up in a brewery". What idiot decided to change the payout system? Now pensioners queue all day at shops to collect their pensions, then the shops run out of cash! Shops also run a huge risk having large amounts of cash on hand. What must it take to return to old bank account system?
HOW CAN CONVICTED PERSON BE FREE?
PLEASE tell me how does a convicted man, Jason Wood, walk the streets as a free man? It was a great shock to see how many people he allegedly did in and all the money involved. We can't understand how does the justice system works here in South Africa. This man has previous criminal records and a suspended sentence hanging over his head, yet he's allowed to walk the streets as a free man. He's still allegedly operating as Woodies Upholsters. Put him away beyond bars, that's where he belongs not in society.
INTERESTING that Jason Wood has money for his private attorney and psychiatrist. He allegedly bled his victims dry to the extent that they cannot afford private legal support.
SEEING Jason Wood had fraud cases before the latest one, he should be sentenced and sent to jail if found guilty. How many more is he going to con? A father of two, there is nothing wrong with his mental state.
HOW on earth can the court allow Jason Wood to see a private practitioner? He must go to a state facility for mental observation! He's far from mad! Can't the court see this? Look at how many people this man has allegedly taken for a ride. Surely with previous convictions hanging over his head he belongs beyond jail bars. How on earth can one man get so many chances, what's happened to the SA justice system?
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T DU PLESSIS
IS THIS JUSTICE?
A MAN gets eight years for killing an innocent Muslim. Desiree Jenkins gets 10 years for fraud involving R1.3-million which she promises to repay. Is there justice, will there ever be?
ADVOCATE Hannelie Bakker must lay charges against all involved. Mfundo Nako must brought a cival claim against Judge Beshe's department.
THE Herald Thursday's Thought of the Day about elephants is true, if only all people could live them!
OFFER SHARE OF HOSPITAL TO THE PUBLIC
DOCTORS are to build a hospital in Fairview: I hope at least 50% share will be available to the public considering the history and the people living around it.
WELL DONE, RHODES PROTEST ORGANISERS
WELL done on the Rhodes protest to protect trees! RU green committee, 10 out of 10.
TONE DOWN THE MUSIC ON TV SHOW
THE Ultimate Braai Master: why is the background music always so loud? At times one can hardly hear what the contestants are saying. Come on SABC3!
SANELE MAY COURT CASE
ANONYMOUS, the state doesn't need to prove intention on the part of Sanele May, only negligence.
MY view is simple: Gregory Govender must take responsibility and pay even double what he's making May face now.
PUT TABLE MOUNTAIN ON BANK NOTES
TO the clever designer of the new money, where is one of the one wonders of the modern world, Table Mountain, on the money?
EXCELLENT PRINT QUALITY
I HAVE noticed the excellent print quality in both The Herald and Weekend Post of late. Congrats!
DEPARTMENT OPERATION A DISGRACE
IT'S a disgrace what is happening at the Korsten traffic department. Queue from 7am to 2pm and now No6 in the line from 300, but no more people helped until tomorrow. Why not give me a No6 card for tomorrow? No sir, this is the new South Africa. God help us.
TRANSNET DOESN'T CARE
ON pension for 17 years ex-Transnet with payment of R4000 per month. Increase 2% per annum. Work it out. Can't strike. Old and will die. Transnet gains. They're happy. I'm hungry. Who cares?
WELL DONE ON CLEANUP JOB
WELL done to Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his team for cleaning up a street in Gugulethu on his birthday. Where were those who live in that street?