PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Nudd
 
Comments: 3
Article views: 688
 
 
Latest Badges:

 
View all Nudd's badges.
 

Kwasani municipality name change money waste

04 October 2012, 07:04
 It is surprising to see in various newspapers, the notice of intention to change Sisonke District Municipality to Harry Gwala district. This clearly indicates that most of the statements communicated to the public by the ruling party are by no means true. I am sure the readers will remember that it came out in some newspapers few weeks ago that Sisonke District name change had been finalised. Even some politicians have been conveying this misleading message in public meetings.

    

It is only how that they have been made to realise that they did not follow correct procedures. It is also shocking that this matter is brought to the attention of the public for comments without being presented to the District Executive Committee and Council meeting for discussion. It is also frightening to note that the Municipality which is expected to fight towards changing the lives of people from poverty to prosperity, to create job opportunities especially to unemployed youth that has finished Grade 12 and tertiary education, to deliver basic services that are needed by the people of Sisonke can spend a huge amount of money in just changing the District Municipality name solely for political motives and benefit. As we speak there are numerous places within the District that are still having a severe backlog, where people don’t have basic services like water, toilets, access roads, shelter and the like but in our great surprise we find the so called ‘leaders’ who resort to using millions of tax payers in just changing the District Municipality name for political objectives. Even if there was a dire need of renaming the District, I don’t see any logic in naming the District after a person who had never been a resident of Sisonke, This is a taboo even to leaders and heroes of Sisonke who dedicated their lives and worked tirelessly for the people of Sisonke. The present ruling party leaders at Sisonke simply display that those heroes and leaders were absolutely impotent.

Sisonke is an African uniting name which simply means that we are together, black or white, rich or poor, young or old, educated or illiterate, with disabilities or with no disabilities whereas the name Harry Gwala will be discriminating all other people of Sisonke who are not members of A N C since this was ANC leader. Therefore I strongly oppose this intention to change Sisonke District to Harry Gwala District.

Siyabonga ‘SD’ Hadebe, Seaford Location, Donnybrook 074 7247 862
Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

 

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
3 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
MikeHampton
An Honest Helen Zille Will Be Out...

An honest Premier Helen Zille will be outraged at her minions in Knysna.  Read more...

0 comments 631 views
Submitted by
Hiddy Sonday
BILL GATES LECTURE

Attendees were also expecting at least some definitive ideas on improving the economic condition of the poor as they were being addressed by the wealthiest man on earth. Read more...

0 comments 126 views
Submitted by
Bongani Lawrence Mbana
#SABC8

I think all the SABC staff must just boycott News. Read more...

0 comments 152 views
Submitted by
Zwelithini Mxhego
Being humble to the people that t...

It is to certain people we should stand on our feet, compose ourselves and greet politely upon interacting with them.  Read more...

0 comments 277 views
Submitted by
Aaminah Masauso
Why women's issues can never be s...

This is South Africa, a country where an estimated 10 million women do not have adequate and healthy sanitary care. Read more...

0 comments 321 views
Submitted by
Colin Webster452
Mind Sports South Africa is to se...

Jason Batzofin (St John’s Mind Sports Club) will, on Monday, 25 July 2016, fly off to Shanghai in China to attend the IeSF's Global eSports Summit on behalf of Mind Sports South Africa. Read more...

0 comments 95 views
 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2016 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.