It is a disgrace in this time of democracy to hear scandals of missing funds, unfinished projects though they have been funded, jobs for pals and tender corruption.
The name Umjindi is part of my history. I don’t want it to be deleted.
Around here in our very own Umjindi, a pastor who claims to have resurrected a man from the dead, has emerged. The pastor’s tent, which is set up somewhere around Emjindini, always has a long line of people queuing in front of it.
Right from De Villiers to Crown streets there is hardly any space that is not occupied by a vendor. These streets have become so busy and chaotic, it’s unbelievable.
Investors, both locally and nationwide were eager to be part of opportunities available in town. It was a town full of promise and life and was rated among the best in the province.
Debates have continued to rage on during January across Umjindi over the verdict that was reached by magistrate Thulisile Mthethwa in the panga-gang related case.
Emjindini township is in the grip of gangs who rule, rob, hack and assault as they wish. The community fears these ruthless young men who have no respect for the lives of others.
Emjindini township is in the grip of gangs who rule, rob, hack and assault as they wish.
The last time I saw Meyiwa was last Tuesday at Mbombela Stadium when his team lost to my favourites, Mpumalanga Black Aces, 2-1. Had I known that would be our last goodbye, I would have said goodbye mate.
I am a journalist by profession and a politician by choice. I am a resident of Emjindini, a citizen of Mpumalanga, but above all, I am a South African.
Mandela Month has come and gone. Personally, I’m the first to acknowledge that the 67 minutes initiative for Mandela is a worthy project to support but it seems nothing more than a PR stunt for most organisations.