Filthy behaviour is appalling

2017-01-12 06:01

ON 1 January I was obliged to wade through filth and litter to reach the entrance of a supermarket in Shelly Beach. Taxis filled the parking to capacity. Loud, discordant sounds with the monotonous beats and shrieks, bombarded my ears.

I refuse to lower my standards to acknowledge this disgusting behaviour as acceptable. In accordance with an English idiom, pigs are equated with dirt. Yet pigs allocate a section of the sty for egestion. I have been forced to witness urinating along Marine Drive, even against the electricity boxes.

The violent uprisings in prisons have been attributed to overcrowding. Our facilities are inadequate to accommodate our law breakers, which is an indication of the criminality character of South Africans.

Despite our Constitution and the Constitutional Court to regulate the judicial system, Aurora Mines have failed to remunerate the miners. Prior to its takeover, these mines were functional and lucrative. How is it possible that the current owners, the Mandelas and the Zumas, are above the law? In accordance with the insolvency laws, a bankrupted company is obliged to surrender its assets to pay the creditors. Numerous, lucrative companies owned by the Mandelas and Zumas, have not been seized to pay the starving miners, who received no salaries for seven years.

Instead of subsidising and supporting hardened criminals in our prisons, reintroduce the death sentence to remove the scourge from our country. Use the funds to support the unpaid miners, who seek a meal and shelter.

Note - if a person seeks to be politically correct, rather remain silent.

Dr L.J. Peltz

Ramsgate

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