Wanton destruction appalling

2016-06-02 06:00

TWO new laws are due to be promulgated. The media will no longer be permitted to either publish, or screen the wanton acts of destruction perpetrated by university students, for fear of encouraging barbarism. Where is the “cream” of our population, the “future leaders?”

Owing to a rock-bottom education and a lack of morals, the students unable to think in the abstract and to reason, display abysmal ignorance and can be described as utterly stupid. Why are honest citizens, who are raised with integrity, being compelled to become blatant liars - and not acknowledge the immorality and corruption prevalent in the country?

A few days ago, the body of another raped, child victim was discovered, but the ANC refutes the high rape statistics in the country (one of the highest internationally). Soon South Africa is to be demoted to “junk status’. The government is due to import wastes, health hazards from other countries to acquire more finance, yet billions have been wasted on the destruction of school, universities and railways.

No doubt blame for this chaotic state of the country is attributed to apartheid.

Secondly, land is to be confiscated without compensation. farms have already been appropriated with appalling results: the flourishing tea farm, with its picturesque restaurant, is now barren land. Carte Blanche screened the tragic remains of the most productive diary farm, where animal carcasses were strewn across the arid, abandoned land.

The most recent picture of doom was a farm owned by a parliamentary minister, with no farming experience and who is devoid of compassion.

Starving pigs were devouring one another. The SPCA was obliged to take action and was forced to euthanised the surviving, starving beasts.

The ANC is clamouring that the land was stolen by the whites. Perhaps one of our parliamentary ministers should circulate a questionnaire to ascertain how many whites obtained free farms.

White farmers have toiled on the land. they have strong work ethic. I wonder if the land would be redistributed, how many farms, within a short space of time, will become fallow.

Many years ago I approached the ANC to request that this organisation assist squatter camp dwellers to form collective settlements, so as to come become self sufficient, tending fruit and vegetables and then to initiate other projects.

Nurseries offered to provide plant donations (while on voluntary police patrols, I regularly visited­ these informal settlements). My suggestion was rejected. The people are poverty-stricken and live in squalor.

Dr L.J Peltz


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