Free State officials' homes petrol bombed

2012-01-23 16:18

Bloemfontein - The houses of two Ngwathe municipal officials were damaged in petrol bomb attacks in Parys, Free State police said on Monday.

Spokesperson Maseleka Langa said a petrol bomb was hurled at the house of a municipal employee at about 01:00 on Monday.

"A window was broken and curtains caught fire in the attack."

The house of a director at the municipality was also damaged with a petrol bomb, but the damage was less extensive. Part of the ceiling in a room was damaged.

No one had been arrested by Monday afternoon.

Two cases of malicious damage to property would be investigated.

Various senior officials of the embattled Free State municipality were being investigated for maladministration. The municipality’s workers embarked on a strike over salaries at the end of 2011.

  • Larry - 2012-01-23 16:23

    I doubt that this will give them a wakeup call. The incomptents can't think that far.

      ubhejane - 2012-01-23 17:01

      Larry just be patient. The ANC isn't going to make it through two more elections. The party is over. From here onwards it is slow decline to nothing. The time is right for a new political party that would supply the basics. I'm not talking millions of free houses, but just the basics. The scandalous theft of public funds will cause a revolt like South Africa hasn't seen even during Apartheid. We have waited a 100 years just to be recognised as human beings, how much longer are we expected to wait? With the latest reports about the scale of the corruption going on, I doubt if the underprivileged are going to sit around another 2 elections and vote for an organisation that has become nothing else but a huge crime syndicate.

  • Andre - 2012-01-23 16:24

    Why this? The community voted for this non-delivery just the other day?

      Whitty - 2012-01-23 16:28

      The community voted against the white supremacy, if you did not know the reasons.

      Bigrp - 2012-01-23 16:37

      Whitty; read some of your comments on other pages are either trying to get a reaction, or you obviously never passed woodwork!

      Sinudeity - 2012-01-23 16:38

      Whitty - Ah, that explains why two ANC officials houses were petrol bombed. Not.

      trevor06 - 2012-01-23 16:43

      How do we get this to happen to the rest of the ANC???

      Whitty - 2012-01-23 16:50

      bigpr, Good to know you are following me,You will learn more from me than what your father taught you.Good son.

      Juan - 2012-01-23 17:23

      Yeah remember what they said, vote for us now, we will fix the problems later, and the fools beleived them, again..

      Juan - 2012-01-23 17:32

      @whitty I can tell you that years ago, long before the ANC came to power my late father told me that some day this country would go down the toilet just like the rest of Africa when a black government comes to power, and boy was he right.

      braamc - 2012-01-23 17:54

      @Juan, absolutely spot on, the worse is they can't even supply toilets to their own people, how f%$cken useless are the ANC thieves

      Whitty - 2012-01-23 18:28

      juan and bram-bram And how many times did you and your fathers go to the toilet after ''a black government comes to power, and boy was he right''?

      Juan - 2012-01-23 18:33

      Uh @not-so-whitty you got me now, exactly what are you trying to say by this comment?

  • Comrade - 2012-01-23 16:30


  • Jason - 2012-01-23 16:34

    ja, sorry magents - you voted them into power - so now either catch a f*cken wake up and vote them out of power, or suffer in silence, you have brought this upon yourselves, end of story!!

  • Bomb - 2012-01-23 16:53

    mmm, its starting to catch up to these anc criminals now.

  • Zion - 2012-01-23 16:53

    How many of you have recently been through Parys? Parys is nothing more than a third grade African dorpie. Then streets are in tatters the place is filthy, the roads are practically unnavigable with a standard vehicle. The entire infrastructure is coming apart at the seams. A sense of decay hangs over the town. There appears to be no will by the municipality to do much about the town and it's state. Parys is in the terminal state of collapse just like the other dorpies in the area.viz. Kroonstad, Vredefort, Heilbron, Frankfort, Vrede, and Edenville. Heilbron comes a close second to Parys in collapse. The streets are so bad a vehicle must zigzag over the road to miss the established potholes. Pity potholes cannot be framed for the future generation reminding them what not to do.

      david.lebethe - 2012-01-23 17:25

      You are so right. Yet, is a hometown of the Premier - Acew Magashule?

      Juan - 2012-01-23 17:27

      Wow. @Whitty no we don't want the white supremacists in power now do we, things might just get fixed.

      SarelJBotha - 2012-01-23 17:44

      I live in Parys, but it is forsure not what you describe. We who live there and do business in the tourist sector do all we can to make it better for everyone. Our farming community also plays a really good rolein this. Sure the municipality is corrupt and useless, but normal people still make the town and not the corrupt people. Tourists still come to Parys and we welcome them all with typical Freestate platteland hospitality and all of them go away more than happy. We all hope that soon we will rid ourselves of the ANC and the money tourists bring help everyone to work towards a better future.

      Juan - 2012-01-23 18:37

      @Sarel that is what is so infuriating, it shouldn't be the jobs of the farmers, business people etc. It's the jobs of these ANC buggers, but they merely act as leeches and pocket your rates and taxes.

      Zion - 2012-01-24 07:20

      SarelJBotha, I passed through Parys a few weeks ago and according to my standards the place was in a grievous state of disrepair. In fact I wanted to stop to purchase "padkos" but decided against it given the state of the town. Next time I go to Vanderbyjilpark I will use the N1 rather than the R721. On earlier occasions I went on business trips to Parys and even then the town was rather unkempt, to put it lightly.

  • Shirley - 2012-01-23 17:01

    Too little service,too much corruption=people with too little brains that keep revoting for the same over and over again! Now these "servants" of the people want "dangerpay"! Dumb and dumber at their best!

  • braamc - 2012-01-23 17:15

    Some good news for the day, hope they have lost everything, whatever the municipal officers had were ten to one all stolen from tax payers money, for the rest, they don't do any work anyhow, and to useless to do any work. Not only my view, look at the Auditor General's report ect.

  • david.lebethe - 2012-01-23 17:21

    Did I hear it right, the country is sitted on a powerkeg? I hate to think that when it ignites, the so-called innocent (read whites) are going to be affected. For now, it sounds like it's their (read blacks) problem and when it begins to hit hard where it matters most, it will only be then that the message will reach home - it's a historical problem.

  • pws69 - 2012-01-23 20:51

    Yup, the most loved liberation movement in the universe. ROTFLMAO

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