No more excuses

POLICE commissioner Bheki Cele may disagree but there is no denying it: lawlessness is becoming the norm.

POLICE commissioner Bheki Cele may disagree but there is no denying it: lawlessness is becoming the norm.

Municipality workers trash the streets and there is no consequence.

Warders lock up a female prisoner in a male cell for six months. The humiliation - not to mention abuse - she went through is too unsettling to contemplate.

The culprits who were charged with her wellbeing still have to account.

Tenderpreneurs loot the public purse and enjoy their ill-gotten riches with government officials. They are untouchables.

Even pupils burn schools and teachers can only watch in anger and amazement.

People are murdered, raped and robbed in our townships daily and only a small fraction of the hoodlums are charged.

In the taxi industry anarchy rules. They pay no taxes and maim each other, and passengers, with impunity.

Some of them are now hellbent on derailing the bus rapid transit system.

They have threatened mayhem unless they have a say in how it is run.

On Saturday passengers were injured when "unknown" people opened fire on one of the BRT buses in Soweto.

It is easy to suspect the gunmen are linked to the taxi industry.

No, General Cele, you have to wrest control from these rogues. The time for excuses is over.

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