Editorial comment

2016-04-14 06:00

GOOD times lie ahead. With Africa Bike Week, Hibiscus Challenge and everybody­’s favourite cousin, Barry Hilton due to perform here, we are surely going to be spoilt for choice entertainment-wise.

One thing that can spoil the fun is our water supply which has proved to be unreliable at times. For the past few weeks, some residents south of the St Michael’s bridge have not had water for days. As mentioned in our page three lead story, others have complained of various illnesses they suspect are being caused by the tap water. Let us hope visitors don’t get sick and decide not to return ever again.

The front page story of a “farmer” who received R15 million from government to start a chicken farm is sickening.

Why on earth was this person’s operations­ left unmonitored after being given such a huge amount of money­? He is most probably having a ball and living it up somewhere while his farm chickens starve and die of disease­. This is criminal and the law should take its course. It goes to show that farming is a calling, not just every Tom, Dick and Jabulani can do it after scoring a windfall from government.

We hope by the time you read this the missing Albersville children would have been reunited with their family.

No parent should have to experience his or her children being kidnapped­.

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