PLEASE NOTE:

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

 
Crracker
 
Comments: 9
Article views: 582
 
 
Latest Badges:



 
View all Crracker's badges.
 

Lonmin shows how untrustworthy our politicians are

23 August 2012, 13:42

Those police officers we saw performing their duties were not the high flying, well-paid and well-perked officers. They were not part of some inner-circle conspiracy with a grand plan to eliminate a trade union or its leaders or its members from the mining industry, or to benefit some capitalists. They were simply trying to maintain law and order, in total contrast to what we now know went on with the muti man or men and the preparing for an onslaught on the police. And of course the killing and torture the thugs carried out, of which the police were aware of.

The (sober) police were simply carrying out their legally imposed functions. They were NOT the guilty ones.

Now we have to observe in astonishment how the the politicians are up to it over their heads in casting suspicion on the police. It is puke-inducing.

The police officers in fact were falling back when firing their arms. They were not the aggressors.

The politicians and other high-flyers are turning on the police. They are casting the police as the PROBABLE, if not outright, villains, a tactic we have come to expect of the opportunists . Let the little man in the trenches take the blame.

The fat backsides comfortably seated on those green benches in Parliament don't care about the truth. Opportunistic vote catching is the name of the game. They can always get rid of the current police officers and find others to protect their green backsides.

May those highflying blamers find out to their regret that they have alienated the police. They may still discover to their regret that they need the police far more than the police need them.

The politicians have certainly alienated the majority of the public.

We all know there are problems in the police service, but what we are observing now is clear evidence of far more serious problems in the ranks of the politicians. If they can so easily turn on the very protection of their fat green existence in the face of the clear facts available to us, we must seriously rethink the status and trustworthiness of those politicians.

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.
 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

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
9 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Death has no sting

There she wanders, like the whole world is taking her under, feeling heartbroken and mourning. Read more...

3 comments 158 views
Submitted by
Daveman
Cyclists painting my Ford Red

 Read more...

8 comments 373 views
Submitted by
Morne Esterhuizen128
The problem with Christianity is ...

If God would choose to place an “advert” for Christianity, I wonder what He would do. Would he trust us Christians to put the ad out? Read more...

10 comments 138 views
Submitted by
Lee Massey
Is this the Rainbow Nation?

After a day out at the Rand Easter show I was planning to write a happy, even whimsical story about the experience. Read more...

9 comments 1571 views
Submitted by
Narian Chengiah Naidoo
A Lesson About Life From Virgin M...

We can learn a significant lesson about human life (and its implications for abortion) by examining the most unique pregnancy in all of history, the birth of Christ to a young woman named Mary.  Read more...

19 comments 206 views
Submitted by
luckyluke
Of presidents and polishitans

I have just returned from Madagascar, probably my favourite destination on my travel agenda for my modest business.  Read more...

2 comments 284 views

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Escape winter, head to Mauritius

Escape winter by spending 7 nights in Mauritius' tropical bliss from R13 215 per person sharing. Includes return flights, airport transfers and accommodation. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Welcome on board the kalahari.com 24 hour sale on books!

Today only, buy 1 book and get 1 FREE on the top 100 books. Offer expires midnight 23 April. While stocks last. Shop now!

Get 50% off selected books!

Buy 2 books and get 50% off the second book. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Mother’s Day special offers!

Spoil mom with these awesome specials that will warm her heart. Shop now!

Twisp – the smoking alternative

Buy any 2 refills for R250 and save R149. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

25% off bestselling books!

The Real Meal Revolution by Tim Noakes, Jeffrey Archer’s Be Careful What You Wish for, Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor E. Frank and many more titles. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

 

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 your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2014 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.