LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Minister failing us by allowing driver's licence debacle to continue

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A driver's licence. Image: Duncan Alfreds
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Duncan Alfreds, News24

We are in a very difficult time in our lives, where we have to comply with the law of our country because of disease, writes Clifford Tladi from Thokoza, Ekurhuleni. "On top of that, we are told that if we fail to renew our licence, we will be punished." 


It's very disappointing to see how bad government treats its own citizens.

I have been trying to get a booking for many months without success, but just to find out that someone has to pay to get a slot. Every time when I try to book a slot in Alberton and surrounds, I find that slots are full.

Bribes in our departments are a daily game that is played by employees there and I think somewhere somehow senior officials are deeply involved. This doesn't need common sense, but is a reality.

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We are suffering because of leaders who don't use their heads or eyes to see from a distance. We are in a very difficult time in our lives, where we have to comply with the law of our country because of disease. On top of that, we are told that if we fail to renew our licence, we will be punished.

The minister must know he's failing this country by allowing that to happen. 

Now when we go to departments they ask if a booking was made.

If not, a bribe must be paid. But we must continue to thank the media and other organisations for the great job they are doing because without you this government will finish us. 

- Tladi lives in Thokoza in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng.

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