Twenty-eight female guards were unfairly dismissed by a security company because the client‚ Metrora.
After 13 years of democracy, many promises made by the ruling party before the 1994 polls are yet to be fulfilled. Some are half done and others remain promises as a lever to lure voters.
When Thabo Mbeki took over in 1999, we were told, "here comes the delivery man" after Nelson Mandela, the conciliator.
Departments were created to bring services and public servants closer to the people. But the system has proved inefficient and costly because many incompetent, selfish people, who cannot prioritise, and who want to fill their pockets rather than help the needy, are in these positions. The president cannot do it alone and relies on premiers and ward councillors to oversee the processes.
Recently, SABC news showed people in Sekhukhune fetching water from a ditch in which there was a frog.
It reminded me of the water problem in my village, GaChuene. Numerous contractors came to lay pipes, but we still don't have water. People use unpurified dam water and risk their lives crossing the road to Polokwane from Lebowakgomo.
The premier and his water MEC are aware of the problem, but have done very little to solve it. The president's dream cannot be realised when people are neglected.
Phillimon Mnisi, Johannesburg