“The BBC journalist must come back and apologise to the people of Diepsloot, because whatever was published in the documentary BBC uploaded on You Tube seems to be false. What that documentary broadcasted is not good for the image of the People of Diepsloot. Imagine!! Who will hire a man from Diepsloot to work with women or children after such a documentary? Our local people might not get hired because people out there might not trust us and for what? Lies. All we ask is a retraction and let the people of Diepsloot live their lives in peace. This caused the public to panic for nothing.”
“We are very disturbed as a community about the documentary that is circulating around without a proper investigation being done. There was a meeting with the people involved in the documentary, at Diepsloot police station. The alleged rapist said he was paid money for taking part in the documentary under the impression he was doing it for a fictional film. The Policing Forum condemn this false alarm by this documentary, all we ask from the community is to report crime so that further investigations can be done and the law take its course. I encourage the community to be part of every campaign the CPF is doing.”
“I do not agree with looting tuck shops at all. When I want a soft drink I walk a minute or two to buy it, but if we close their shops now I will need to take a taxi to the mall t o buy small groceries. These foreigners sometimes allow us t o buy things on cr edit and we pay month end. This is very beneficial to us because we do not have money every day. If there is something wrong with anything I bought, I take it back to “my friend” and he cha nge it for me.”
“What confuse me the most is that from what I saw on TV, the people who looted the shops consumed the very same goods they looted claiming are expired. Foreigners pay rent for the shops they are occupying they do not use them for free. That way some families earn a living and support their children. Besides foreign tuck shops are where people are and they close hours after the mall has long closed. E ven at night I can still buy whatever I need and their shops will still be open. They are a huge competition to big companies and shops.”
Well!!! I am not so keen on the current on the candidates. I don’t like the promises that they make, for example President Cyril Ramaphosa saying for jobs young people will not be asked for experience.
You cannot to expect all companies to train new people or have the budget to train new people. I think what we need is training programmes from high school.
Politicians think they know what people want and they don’t know. They just make a survey of a 100 people and think 100 people represent everybody. They keep making the same promises Mandela made that have not been fulfilled.
Let’s be honest you cannot have someone living in a mansion and expect them to understand what someone in a shack goes through. We have rich people trying to figure out poor peoples’ problems. If we could take people from the townships, they know what the people on the ground need. Someone in Sandton will tell you that it will take 5-10 years for people to get a basic pit toilet. What is so difficult about building a pit toilet?
If I can steal bread in a shop I can go to jail but a politician can steal 200 million and not even loose his/her job. Imagine how many people can be affected by 200 million rands vs a loaf of bread.
Cannot wait for the elections to come because I want to see change, it has been long. After the elections I am waiting to see a lot of change and I understand that it will not happen overnight. After the elections I am hoping a new political party wins the election. Coalition is a possibility as well, even though we know well it cannot work for us in South Africa. I think we have all seen it falling apart. Every political party want to rule. We have seen coalition government failing in areas like PE between EFF and the DA.