Letters to the editor

Donald Trump is a danger ( Cape Argus – “Trump a danger to peace in the Middle East”)

  Since Donald Trump’s election, it is evident that Trump must have a mental illness. He seems incapable of conduct himself like a mature, intelligent adult. His regular attacks on Muslims, his racist and xenophobic utterances and tweets suggests that Trump is not a normal individual. Trump recently referred to a leader of the Native American community as “Pocahontas” a cartoon character in a Disney movie. Trump also attacked the Prime Minister of Great Britain after she chided him for…

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Bound by history ( Cape Argus – Recognize common humanity)

Often truth is stranger than fiction. Though we progress into a new century, with technology and science capable of many feats, it is ironic that the majority of humanity remain bound by prophesy from antiquity. Generations before us were similarly bound by prophesy contained in texts sacred to Jews, Christians and Muslims. In the time of Moses, the Pharaoh governing Egypt knew of the coming of a divine messenger and instructed his soldiers to kill boys under a certain age…

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Truth and justice ( Cape Argus – Not in religion’s name)

One of the great ironies of life is that some of history’s cruelest leaders claimed they were devout. Example, Netanyahu of Israel claims to be a Jew. Germany’s Hitler practiced Catholicism and Saddam of Iraq claimed to be a Muslim. Together they inspired millions into warfare to kill innocent others? Some Jews, Christians and Muslims forget that Moses, Jesus, Muhammed and others including Buddha embodied the divine wisdom. Genuine belief is not a ritual or ideology but a way of…

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Warning to the elite( Cape Argus – Our nations stands on a precipice)

The wounds of honor are often self-inflicted, for it is the duty of decent people to speak truth against the advance of tyranny. Our nation stands at the precipice of a silent despotism that has shadowed us for a long time. On one side are those who have been enriched through a history of tyranny and have retained hegemony over others for centuries. From slavery, colonialism and Apartheid they built wealth that cannot be equaled except through crime. The definition…

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Accountability required ( Cape Argus – 25 October – Accountability required)

Recently I attended a South African Local Government Association (SALGA) meeting where a SALGA leader told a curious story. He stated that at the start of this term for Councillors most municipalities in the Eastern Cape gave the Chairperson of Municipal Public Accounts Committee to an opposition party. Sadly, when the Sappointed Chairpersons began investigating maladministration, fruitless and wasteful expenditure, the appointments were withdrawn and ruling party loyalists were entrenched. This shady practice advised that the ruling party in the…

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