Poor bear brunt of killings

I AM unhappy with President Jacob Zuma. He had made a lot of promises to get himself elected president - but now all he promises is shoot to kill. And only black people are killed.

I AM unhappy with President Jacob Zuma. He had made a lot of promises to get himself elected president - but now all he promises is shoot to kill. And only black people are killed.

The government cannot fight one crime with another crime. People in squatter camps are fighting because they don't have rights. When the poor hand memorandums to the government these are flushed down the toilet.

If protesters are poor it gives the government the right to shoot them. Cosatu is very disorderly when they protest and its members beat up workers who don't strike. They damage property but are not shot at because they are members of the ruling party.

Thereward of poor people who elected the ruling party is to get shot when they complain. False promises and murders by police are not democracy.

At the root of the problem is a government that does not have an ideology. The greed of Trevor Manuel, Blade Nzimande and Sbu Ndebele is not an ideology. A government without an ideology and principles is the same as a plane without a pilot.

Now that the ANC has been elected its leaders are not serving the nation as they promised. They are just buying more cars for their garages.

Our country is rich, yet poverty is increasing and black people are still suffering. There is no change.

Vusi Dhlamini, Azapo Gauteng provincial organiser

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