Tuesday, January 16, 2007

I wonder when the attitude of entitlement will end in some Africans, especially Africans in high political positions. It was with dismay that I read about a South African mayor spending almost half a million on a new luxury car instead of supplying water and other basic services to local townships.

The mayor, Linah Malatjie, intends replacing her existing Mercedes Benz with a new model costing R475 000. Half of that money could be used in improving the water problem in schools and for private use. When the public repeatedly asks for proper water tanks and better service they are told that there is no money, because it has gone to buy fancy cars for the mayor.

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