One of the bittersweet ironies of Afrikaner culture and history is that – despite being intimately associated with the philosophy of white supremacy and white ‘purity’ – they are themselves of mixed race.
Eskom suffered losses of around R65 million as a result and so far about R10million has been recouped through the attachment of the accused’s assets.
The effects of the Wealth distribution can also be traced to the location a person resides and sure enough that place can be identified as predominately residence of a particular race. Dependent on the race and class will have direct effect upon the unequal access to education, employment, transportation and accommodation. This exposes communities of colour disproportionately to environmental hazards and areas likely to experience anti-social behaviour.
Among the first to be killed was 13-year old Hector Pieterson. The photograph of a local boy carrying his body, with Pieterson’s sister at his side, sparked international outrage when it was printed in newspapers around the world the following day.
What has happened to the aspirations of Madiba’s vision? How is it possible that in such a short period of time, after we had vowed never to return to the land labelled by racial identity and yet the very reality and tragedy of our present is having to address the racial tension which is dividing our country?
Sir, when people say that you are single-handedly destroying this country – I say nonsense, if you get to see what millions see every day of the incompetent staff at the utility companies, lazy councillors and those who think too highly of themselves trying to re-enact the accusations you were charged now rubbishing your legacy of invincibility.
When they rocked up at my property today after abandoning a burst pipe for more than 56 hours they came with NO TOOLS! Yes, these professional jokers arrived on site without any equipment, not even a spare pipe! Foolishly they came to us requesting for a spare pipe to mend the damage?!
When it comes to the incompetence for delivery of service, apartheid has been the number one cause for municipalities failing to deliver. However despite your political alliance, I’m certain that if you are really honest with yourself, you would confirm that many of the issues we face are definitely due to the incompetent staff. If I were to give an award based upon hopelessness, it will definitely go to Joburg Water!