Paul Cingci's letter "Thibedi received minimum sentence" of November 28 refers.
I am disappointed that Cingci thinks Kabelo Thibedi deserves a five-year jail term, which he says is the minimum prescribed sentence for the crime he committed.
Firstly, the law-abiding citizens of this country are suffering because they have no connections in higher places.
Secondly, what do you do if you have applied for an ID but for three years you are sent from pillar to post?
In the meantime your life is on hold because you cannot get a job, cannot apply for a loan and cannot register with any educational institution without an ID.
I don't condone Thibedi's behaviour and I also don't think his parents approved of what he did, but he was driven to act like that by the inefficiency at Home Affairs.
And we cannot blame apartheid any longer because top officials in the Department of Home Affairs are incompetent.
Corruption and inefficiency only seem to be affecting black people and you have to ask yourself why this is so.
So, if you haven't been on the receiving end of such injustice, maybe its unfair to criticise people like Thibedi for taking the law into their own hands after being given the run-around for so long.