Political operatives continue to steal from taxpayers without fear of prosecution – Cape Argus

Democracy or democrazy The probe by the ANC into the role played by Ace Magashule and former Pres. Zuma in the creation of the ATM party is vital for the health of our democracy. The Luthuli House team led by Kgalema Motlanthe must probe where the money came from to...

We need penalty to save South Africa – Cape Argus, 19 June

Evil increases when good people are silent The “letters to the editor” page is vital as the varied views give insight into contemporary thought. Example, South African is one of the most beautiful and ironically one of the most unsafe places. There are countless...

Did Aunty Pat sell out to ANC, and promote herself over the DA? – Cape Argus – 5 June

Aunty Pat friend or foe The speculation in the media of Aunty Pat being the ANC secret weapon in the 2021 elections is gaining ground and requires thought as the banter in Council on May 30, 2019 was equally hectic. The popular narrative amid Councillors, questions,...

How can we “out” lazy, incapable Councillors, MPLs and MPs? – Cape Argus – 30 May

Guidance required Centuries ago Muhamad the prophet said, do not say words today, that will cause you regret, tomorrow”. He also said that there is no value in coveting, desiring what God has given another. These words have troubled me since the recent election as...

Silence the “Athaan” and see what happens 2021 – Cape Argus

Historical context required The battle regarding the Athaan (call to prayer) is interesting as it reflects the opinions that circulate in the minds of some people. It is therefore vital to take a step back and reflect on historical context. Decades ago, after...

Global politics is playground of wealthy – Cape Argus

Price of democracy In light of Pres. Donald Trump’s Russia link and the scandals that followed, did our political parties receive money from foreign donors who now seek to influence our political process? The question is vital, as a democratic vote is worthless when...

Politicians now have to live up to their election promises – Cape Argus

Spirit of election Now that the dust has settled around the 2019 National elections, introspection is required. While it is not wrong rejoicing a political victory (provided it is sensible), caution is required. All sacred text considers the pursued of power, as an...

Mr. Omar seemingly his own worst enemy – Cape Argus

Check yourself before you wreck yourself I advise Mr. Omar to consider his emotive thoughts before putting “pen to paper”. Firstly, you did not attend an Islamic university or institution where you received permission to publically quote verses from the Quran. To...

Spreading propaganda can never be regarded as freedom of speech – Cape Argus

Freedom of speech About twenty years ago the late Dene Smuts (DA) parliamentarian for the Southern Suburbs taught me as a newbie Councillor that freedom of speech has limitations. Example, you cannot enter a cinema/theatre and create chaos by shouting “fire” just for...

Man of straw – Argus – 12 April

Self-hating Muslim or man of straw Over the years I have read many letters of Naushad Omar. The letter “Authoritarianism in Islamic society does not come from Quran” April 2, 2019 and his letter dated April 9 2019 suggests that the writer is possibly a self-hating...