LAMBIE A VERSATILE PLAYER
RUGBY Fan, yes I agree all world class rugby sides do have world class kickers, but rugby is not a one dimensional game and unfortunately Morne Steyn is one dimensional. World class teams have flyhalves who can kick, tackle, break the advantage line and create space for other players to run off. Patrick Lambie has all of these qualities whereas Steyn has only one. I think you missed that point.
PATRICK Lambie, it has nothing to do with your skill, maybe you speak the wrong taal (language) or went to the wrong school! Soort soek soort!
REFERENCE to the letter from John Finlayson: Heyneke Meyer will never choose Patrick Lambie even if he is the best. Meyer is a Blue Bull and will always choose them. That is so wrong for the young player.
OF course any top rugby side needs a world class kicker and Patrick Lambie is not yet world class. However Lambie is a world class player, which Morne Steyn definitely isn't – poor defender and very poor tactician. There is no reason why Lambie can't play 15 and Johan Goosen 10. Problem solved.
WHY is Pat Lambie often sidelined by the Springbok coach? He has more than proved his worth and is an asset to South African rugby. Pat, you have many supporters in the Eastern Cape.
MARY SPEED (EX-KZN)
REPLIES TO COMMENTS ON OTHER TOPICS
MANDELA statue: if people think they need to honour Nelson Mandela, then rather clean up the metro in every manner including corruption. The last thing PE needs is some hideous statue of any political figure.
"FEWER people could do the job": Denise Theron, I can only agree with you. These people in orange overalls are doing the same thing wherever you see them collecting refuse. They cry for work, but are lazy and work in groups.
TO all the complainers about the continuous waste of ratepayers' monies by our inept municipal officials: stop paying your rates bill. I have. The power of economics will bring in the big guns. Don't however spend the money as it will need to be paid after the change in local government.
I DON'T understand why so many people are up in arms regarding the settlement awarded by the CCMA to Nobuntu Makapela, regardless of who her employer is/was. How her qualifications are now a matter of public scrutiny is beyond my comprehension. Let's learn to separate issues.
METRO job bungle: well done, Loraine, keep the pressure on Pravin Gordhan.
USE CIRCLES PROPERLY
WHEN will PE drivers learn how to use traffic circles properly? Slow down and give way to the car which crosses the yield line before you do, that is similar to a four-way stop. Yet cars on the right simply zoom through when they only have right of way once in the circle.
SPEEDY RENEWAL IN PORT ALFRED
I RECENTLY needed to renew my driver's licence. The relevant Port Alfred department assisted me with this task in less than 15 minutes, including eye tests and photographing me, in a helpful and courteous manner. Thank you and see you again in five years' time.
INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY
IF the incident in Despatch happened like Vuyo Mashicila claims it did, the person who did this deserves to be suitably punished by a court of law . However we have only heard one side of the story which the police are investigating. I have a strong feeling that there is more to this than that reported. People in PE have a habit of jumping to conclusions before the true facts emerge, for instance in the cases of Oscar Pistorius, the man accused of cutting his wife's throat and many others. Please remember that in SA all people are presumed innocent unless found guilty.
I'M sorry for what happened to Vuyo Mashicila. I want to honour him for behaving and reacting like a real man because he chose to.
TAKE PETS INDOORS DURING STORMS
I CANNOT believe that some people left their animals out in that bad storm with its loud thunderclaps and potent lightning bolts on Wednesday. Shame on you. One dog was lying dead in the street, very sad.
INSULTS HURLED AT ZILLE A DISGRACE
INSULTS hurled at Helen Zille by ANC supporters was a disgrace. What happen to freedom of speech? If they have something to say we must listen. Taxpayers paid for the event.
JACOB Zuma's behaviour at Saldanha Bay was what we expect of him.
GET RID OF NEGLIGENT MEDICAL STAFF
GET rid of these doctors and nurses who are causing this medical negligence. They are a liability to the health department.
WORKING WEEKENDS PART OF THE JOB
SURELY traffic officials who now refuse to work weekends understood their terms of employment? Why take the job if it didn't suit? Get back to work, you lazy louts. Nursing staff work non-stop no matter what day or time.
WHY NOT DEVELOP LAND METRO OWNS?
LAND for low cost housing in Walmer: one wonders why the council is hell-bent on buying the Walmer Golf Club and Arlington Race Course at great expense, when it already owns all the land from Walmer to the sea.
NEED OUR OWN MUNICIPALITY
IT is about time Uitenhage and Despatch formed our own municipality, and our rates and taxes are used for our needs and not to pay the fat cats' over-inflated salaries in the so-called metro.